INDIANAPOLIS - A man was arrested early Thursday morning after leading officers on a chase in a stolen car and cutting a traffic-light pole in half in a crash.
Indianapolis police (IMPD) said just after 6:45 a.m., someone driving a stolen car began to lead police on a chase on the south side.
Police said a woman had called in Thursday morning to report that the man, her ex-boyfriend, had tried to "firebomb" his her car by putting a rag in her gas tank and lighting it on fire.
As police followed the man in the car (stolen from Beech Grove), officers said it crashed at the intersection of Shelby Street and Troy Avenue, hitting a utility pole and traffic signal, essentially destroying the pole.
The car then crashed in a grassy lot near the intersection and burst into flames. Officers were able to pull him out safely.
The man was later identified as Jordan Smith.
Watch RTV6 and check back here for more on this story.
Hoosier Lottery's Monopoly game falls short
Indiana lottery officials are dipping into their own funds to cover the state's share of costs for a new Monopoly game that's off to a slow start.
Pizza driver attacked during west-side delivery
A man was robbed early Saturday while delivering pizza to an apartment complex on the city's west side.
I-65 to see delays during Johnson Co. patching
For the next week, Johnson County commuters will need to avoid I-65 unless they're OK with delays.
Local firm stores, handles recalled products
The Call 6 Investigators found potentially dangerous recalled products for sale in central Indiana stores and on Craigslist posts.
Butler investigates 2 reports of rape on campus
Butler University issued an alert to students on Friday after authorities received two reports of sexual assault.
Decatur Township schools to shift start times
One area school district has joined a growing number of school districts nationwide and will shift their start times to later in the morning.