Police Asking For Public's Help
Jeff Garretson - Wed 12:50 PM 06/13/2012
Police are looking to put the brakes on two men who led officers on a couple of high-speed chases.
According to Lt. Scott Siemsen - Salina Police officers broke off two separate high-speed pursuit incidents in the past week.
Police say 26-year-old Zachariah Humphreys and 29-year-old Brandon Cunningham were both being sought on misdemeanor warrants when they fled from traffic officers in non-related stops.
Humphreys' car reached speeds of 50-mph before police terminated the chase on Friday afternoon around Broadway and North Street.
Cunningham was clocked at speeds of 80-mph while eluding police early Wednesday morning around 1am as he headed south on Broadway.
Lt. Siemsen tells KSAL News that traffic officers consider many factors when pursuing a suspect.
"Part of that criteria is do we know the identity of the suspect," he said. "You have to also look at the conditions and environment."
SPD policy allows the officer in pursuit or a supervisor to terminate a high-speed chase without question.
If you know the location of either Humphreys or Cunningham, call Crimestoppers at 825-TIPS, text SATIPS to CRIMES (274637), or visit Salina Police Department and follow Crimestoppers link to submit a web tip.