Police pursuit in Reynoldsville leads to an arrest

Reynoldsville Borough Police Officer Sergeant Tammy Murray has provided information on an incident that occurred last Thursday, July 14, 2022, in Reynoldsville Borough, Jefferson County.

According to the report obtained by Reynlow Community News, Sgt. Murray said she received a phone call from a known individual reporting a male (later identified as 19-year-old Isaac Daniel Krause) riding wheelies on a mini motorcycle in the area of North Fourth Street Street and East Main Street.

After viewing the video at a nearby convenience store, Sgt. Murray says she observed the suspect on South Fourth Street. She says she activated her emergency lights and sirens to initiate a traffic stop, but the suspect accelerated down South Fourth Street and failed to come to a stop. Murray says because of the way Krause was riding, she ended the pursuit for safety reasons, noting that prior to the pursuit its alleged that Krause almost hit a pedestrian and another Vehicle.

A short time later, Sgt Murray received information that Krause was seen at a known residence in the borough. Sgt. Murray writes, “While I was responding to that location, I observed Krause on a mountain bike coming towards me. I pulled over and attempted to take Krause into custody. When he saw me, he got off the bike and began walking. When I approached him, I told him he had to come with me. Krause took off running knocking me to the ground. I kept a hold of his shirt, but he began to drag me and I lost my grip. I got in the patrol car and followed Krause and two of his friends down Main Street. I called county control and requested back up. I followed Krause waiting for backup to arrive.“ She added that Krause was giving obscene hand gestures and shouting obscenities at her.

Murray continued to follow Krause, who cut through a parking lot on Willow Alley and went through the back door of Main Street Pizza, where she lost sight of him.

A short time later, backup began to arrive, including the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and the Pennsylvania State Police, and the search continued.

The suspect was spotted crossing East Main Street near the bridge. He ran again and was later spotted on Broadway Street running towards Brown Street. A K-9 unit from the DuBois City Police Department arrived with K-9 Ace to assist in the search. The suspect then ran across Broadway Street to the railroad tracks where he was apprehended.

Sgt. Murray notes in her report that Krause did not have a motorcycle license, the motorcycle he was riding was not registered, and he did not have a valid inspection or insurance coverage.

The motorcycle was seized as evidence.

According to state filing on PA Docket, Krause faces numerous charges including fleeing or attempting to flee an officer , recklessly endangering another person, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, simple assault, careless driving and others. The report states he was unable to post bail and was remanded to the Jefferson County Jail.

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