SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department arrested a 24-year-old man after he allegedly evaded officers in a stolen vehicle.
This investigation started at 2 a.m. on Monday, November 22, 2021 in the area of 1700 South State Street when officers saw a vehicle traveling with no lights on. Officers checked the registration status and learned the vehicle was reported as stolen.
Officers attempted to stop the driver, but he sped off in a reckless manner. Because of the erratic driving, officers did not pursue the vehicle.
A short time later, officers witnessed the vehicle crash into a tree in the area of 1700 South 200 East. The driver, identified as Clarence Ballow, ran from the scene.
Responding officers surrounded the area and after a brief foot chase safely took Ballow into custody.
Officers booked Ballow into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on charges of Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Failure to Respond to Officer’s Signal to Stop (Evading), and Failure to Stop at the Command of a Police Officer.
Charges are only allegations, and every arrested person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
No other information about this incident can be released at this time.