Updated: A McKees Rocks man has been charged today with fleeing from police after leading on a chase down Coraopolis Heights Road.
Michael P. Lipovsik, 38, who police said was from the Pittsburgh area, was charged with receiving stolen property in connection with a string of area buglaries following a chase Monday afternoon.
Police said they received word at 2:30 p.m. that a stolen truck believed to have been involved in a string of Moon Township burglaries had been spotted near the Moon Township-Coraopolis border.
One hour later, police located the 2003 maroon GMC 2500 pick-up truck near Coraopolis Heights Road. Officers said they attempted to intercept the truck, but Lipovsik failed to stop or yeild to police vehicles. Officers said they pursued him down Coraopolis Heights Road.
Lipovsik drove into the McCormick Farms housing development, where police said he got out of the vehicle and ran through a nearby wooded area. Police arrested him after a half-mile chase. Police deployed a Taser gun on Pococen Drive to subdue Lipovsik.
Lipovsik was involved in a minor hit-and-run crash with another motorist during the car chase.
He has been charged with receiving stolen property, reckless endangerment, fleeing and attempting to elude police and a hit-and-run car crash.
Police did not reveal the sites of local burglaries in which they believe Lipovsik was involved.
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