Miami Shores police cruiser slams into light pole

Police say truck carrying 4 vehicle burglary suspects rammed cruiser

MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – A Miami Shores police officer wasn't seriously injured Monday morning after crashing his police cruiser into a light pole during a pursuit, police said.

The crash occurred at the intersection of Northeast 12th Avenue and Northeast 97th Street.

Miami Shores police said an officer on patrol spotted four people trying to burglarize vehicles on Northeast 91st Street. When the officer tried to stop them, they got into a truck that rammed the cruiser in an attempt to flee.

"He was able to follow them further down the road, where they actually crashed into his car," Lt. David Golt said.

Police said the truck rammed the cruiser, causing it to crash into the pole.

The veteran officer was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

All four suspects -- two adults and two juveniles -- were later arrested. They face charges of grand theft, burglary and battery on a law enforcement officer.

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