19 YO Kearney man arrested following pursuit

Posted Nov 08, 2019 12:17 AM

A Kearney man was arrested on suspicion of multiple charges after police say he fled from an officer attempting to conduct a traffic stop.


According to a City of Kearney news release, on October 6, 2019, at approximately 10:05 P.M., a Kearney police officer attempted to stop a vehicle for speeding near 2nd Avenue and 32nd Street. 


Police say the driver of the vehicle refused to stop, resulting in a vehicle pursuit. Once the Officer lost sight of the suspect vehicle near 35th Street and 21st Street, the pursuit was terminated. 


According to police, the officer continued to check the area and located the suspect vehicle, which had crashed into a brick mailbox in the 2400 block of 35th Street and came to rest against a house on 35th Street. 


Police say the home sustained significant damage in addition to a parked vehicle and the brick mailbox. 


The suspect was identified as 19-year-old Wyatt O’Brien. 


O’Brien was treated at the scene for minor injuries sustained during the crash and later booked into the Buffalo County Jail on suspicion of flight to avoid arrest, willful reckless driving, and criminal mischief. 


No other injuries were reported as a result of this incident.