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Wanted man crashes SUV into Elliott home during police chase

| Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 5:24 a.m.
A sport utility vehicle crashed into a house and detached garage in Elliott early Tuesday after state police tried to pull over a warrant suspect.
A sport utility vehicle crashed into a house and detached garage in Elliott early Tuesday after state police tried to pull over a warrant suspect.

State police are looking for a Brackenridge man who they said he fled a traffic stop and crashed into a house and garage in Pittsburgh's Elliott neighborhood early Tuesday.

Troopers from the Pittsburgh barracks tried to stop an SUV on Steuben Street shortly before 2 a.m. because there was an arrest warrant for its owner, but the driver took off. The SUV ran off Danley Road, striking a house's porch before crashing into a detached garage.

State police said the driver, whom they identified as Dustin Stobert, 33, fled the crash on foot, running down a hillside to evade capture. They will file fleeing and eluding charges against Stobert, which will be added to his warrant from Lower Burrell police on a charge of receiving stolen property, according to a police press release and court records.

Two boys were having a sleepover in the bedroom closest to the crash, the force of which pushed the garage off its foundation, according to Tribune-Review news partner WPXI-TV. Pittsburgh authorities condemned the garage.

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