(BLOOMINGTON) – Two women were arrested Saturday after Bloomington Police say they used a police scanner to avoid being captured.
Early Saturday morning a Bloomington Police officer was on patrol near the intersection of South Rogers Street and South Rockport Road when he noticed a black Pontiac with a fake license plate on the vehicle.
The officer turned on his lights to stop the vehicle but the driver kept going.
The pursuit continued around the south side of Bloomington. Police placed stop strips, used to deflate tires, at the intersection of South Smith Road and East Moores Pike.
The driver, 24-year-old Casera Sims, was arrested on charges of resisting law enforcement, driving without ever obtaining a driver’s license, and having no car insurance. She was also wanted on warrants for battery, burglary, forgery, and theft.
Police arrested her passenger, 18-year-old Shelby Murray, who admitted that she and Sims were using a police scanner app on her phone to try and evade police.
Murray was arrested on four counts of unlawful possession of a syringe, possession of a narcotic drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful use of a police radio. Murray also was wanted on a warrant for criminal mischief.