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NPD investigation ends in car chase and multiple arrests

Rylan R. Brown

On Tuesday morning, police officers from the Noblesville Police Department (NPD) responded to the Deer Path subdivision swimming pool parking lot (12109 Wolf Run Road, Noblesville) to a report of a suspicious car.

Officers arrived on the scene shortly after the call and saw a black 2018 Infinity QX6 occupied by several people in the parking lot. As officers pulled up to investigate, the driver sped off. Officers immediately pursued the car for several minutes before the suspect car struck tire-deflation devices (Stop Sticks) deployed by deputies with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department. A short time later the car crashed into a residence in the 1500 block of Millwood Drive, Noblesville. Officers were able to take two female passengers into custody immediately while three male subjects fled the scene. Officers quickly caught one of the male suspects a short distance from the car and NPD’s K-9 & Drone Units later found the remaining two male suspects. The home that was struck was left with minimal damage and no residents were injured.

One of the suspects, later identified to be Rylan R. Brown, 18, of Noblesville, was transported to Riverview Health (Noblesville) due to injuries received as a result of the K-9 apprehension as well as injuries from the crash. A 17-year-old female passenger was also transported to Riverview Health for injuries suffered as a result of the crash. Both parties were treated for minor injuries and released.

A records check revealed that the suspect car was reported stolen on Dec. 29, 2021, from the 10600 block of Winghaven Drive, Noblesville.

The NPD was assisted by the Carmel & Fishers Police Departments, Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department and Noblesville Fire Department. Based on information collected during the investigation, preliminary charges have been filed. The adult suspect in the case was booked at the Hamilton County Jail and a 17-year-old suspect was detained at the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Facility. A 13-year-old suspect was released to his parents in lieu of detention. Two female passengers were released without charges.

*A charge is merely an accusation and the defendant(s) is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.