FAIRMOUNT TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- An alleged vehicle thief is behind bars after a chase that spanned two counties Wednesday night.
According to troopers, Elijah Schnee, 18, of Benton, led police on a chase through Luzerne and Columbia Counties after they spotted him driving in the Shickshinny area.
Schnee was suspected of stealing a pickup truck on Monday and was able to escape from police after a chase on Tuesday night.
After police were able to stop Schnee in Fairmount Township, he took off on foot. Police managed to catch him along with a passenger in the car.
Investigators discovered the Honda Civic they were driving was also stolen and contained stolen items from four burglaries.
A state trooper responding to help in the chase was also involved in a separate crash in Salem Township.
Cole Long was charged with misdemeanors and released. Schnee is locked up in Luzerne County on a long list of charges, including burglary, trespassing, theft, and reckless endangerment.