Chase through multiple cities ends with arrest of wanted fugitive

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – A wanted fugitive was arrested after a chase through two cities and containment in West Valley City Friday night.

Lt. Brian Lohrke, Unified Police Department, said around 11:15 p.m. the Taylorsville Street Crimes detectives received information from Adult Probation and Parole that fugitive Khamsaen Phetinta, 41, was in possession of a stolen Honda and possibly at an apartment in Taylorsville.

Detectives located the stolen vehicle at the apartment and a surveillance was started. When the vehicle left, mobile surveillance was conducted with helicopters from the Department of Public Safety. Phetinta abandoned the car in a driveway at 5026 W. Odell Drive and fled on foot.

A containment was setup and a search of the area enabled officers to find Phetinta who was hiding several houses down from where he left the car.

He was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on assault warrants as well as new charges of possession of a stolen vehicle and reckless driving.

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