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Car chase suspect subject of search in Garfield

| Friday, Nov. 14, 2008, 12:00 p.m.

Pittsburgh police continued Thursday to search for a man who led them on a car chase through the city and into Reserve.

Police said Richard "Munch" Desabatino led officers from Garfield to Lawrenceville and then to Millvale and Reserve via Route 28 shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday after they tried to stop him for failing to stop at a stop sign. He struck another vehicle on the 40th Street Bridge during the chase but there were no injuries.

Desabatino, who was driving a stolen car, fled into the woods in Reserve, police said. His wife, Jamie Desabatino, who was wanted on felony warrants, was arrested in the car.

Police believe Desabatino stole another car about an hour later and led officers on a second chase along Liberty Avenue before getting away.

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