Traffic stop sparks Cottonwood Heights police chase


COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah – A pair of suspects fled from a Cottonwood Heights Police officer during a traffic stop on Wednesday, leading to a chase.

Cottonwood Heights Police Sgt. Scott Peck says an officer with the Cottonwood Heights Police Dept. made the traffic stop near Union Park Ave. and 1200 East at around 11:30 a.m. The male driver sped off in his vehicle, running over that officer’s foot in the process.

Officers in another agency saw the vehicle near Redwood Road and 5400 South and set out tire spikes to stop the vehicle.

The suspect, 42-year-old Aaron Luther Crookston, was taken into custody. He is facing multiple charges, including possession of stolen property, forgery and failure to stop for a police officer.

Peck says that while fleeing, Crookston had dropped off a female suspect, identified as 51-year-old Tina Mitchell, at an area church. She was also taken into custody and is charged with possession of methamphetamine and fleeing officers.

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