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Convicted Felon Arrested

Sgt. Terry Preuninger, PIO

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at 11:40 a.m.

Suspect with female and child passengers in his vehicle attempts to elude SPD, crashes car and flees the scene of the incident.  He is found and arrested the following day.

On November 14th, 2020 around 1:45pm the SPD Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT) attempted to stop a car near the area of Illinois and Perry.  The car initially pulled over before speeding away in an attempt to elude officers.  Officers made the decision not to pursue the suspect vehicle.

Officers were advised that there was a female passenger and child in the car as well as the suspect.

A short time later, the suspect was heading southbound on Perry and struck a car that was crossing Perry on Indiana.  The victim vehicle, which was occupied by an elderly female, spun and struck the front of an STA bus that was waiting at the intersection.  Both the elderly female and the bus driver received minor injuries.

The suspect vehicle fled the scene and the suspect dumped the car near Nora and Columbus, leaving the female and child behind.  The car and its occupants were quickly contacted by other PACT members and responding officers.  The suspect that fled the scene was identified as Nicholas Giltz (31).

Major Crimes collision investigators responded and processed the scene.

On November 15th at around 3:00pm the PACT team was able to locate Giltz near the 400 block of E. Kiernan and placed him under arrest for Attempting to Elude, Vehicle Hit and Run Injury, two counts of Reckless Endangerment, and Operating a Vehicle with a Suspended License.

Giltz has a lengthy criminal history including 11 felony convictions:

Assault 3                                  Class C Felony              11-16-2018

Attempt to Elude                        Class C Felony              11-16-2018

Malicious Mischief                     Class C Felony              11-16-2018

Tmvwop-2                                 Class C Felony              02-09-2015

Attempt to Elude                        Class C Felony              02-09-2015

Attempt to Elude                        Class C Felony              07-12-2011

Telephone harassment              Class C Felony              11-13-2009

Unlawful imprisonment              Class C Felony              04-24-2009

Tmvwop-2                                 Class C Felony              11-10-2005

Escape-2                                  Class C Felony              09-14-2005

Theft-2                                     Class C Felony              09-09-2004

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