Officers pursuing the suspect through streets and, sometimes front yards, knew they could let the alleged burglar go. For now.
Moments earlier a neighbor spotted suspicious activity in the alley near their home at 49th & California. They called 911 and Omaha Police were dispatched.
Police say 36 year-old John Therkildsen then jumped into a minivan and drove away from the scene, leading them on a pursuit through front yards and Dundee neighborhood streets.
OPD let Therkildsen off the hook once ABLE 1 Officer Brian Yaghoutfam established contact, indicating he was tracking the suspect from the air.
Watch the pursuit play out, including the ground pursuit and the communication between Ofc. Yaghoutfam and other officers on the ground by clicking the video. It's a story you'll on see on Channel Six.