Joseph Mensche arrested after police chase in Moriches

Police say they tried to pull over Joseph Mensche on James Hawkins Road but he fled.

Police say Joseph Mensche led police on a chase after they tried to pull him over.

Police say Joseph Mensche led police on a chase after they tried to pull him over. (1/31/14)

MORICHES - Suffolk police were involved in a late-night chase yesterday through the streets of Moriches.

Police say they tried to pull over Joseph Mensche on James Hawkins Road at around 11:15 p.m.

Mensche, 26, allegedly took off, prompting the chase. He then crashed into a snow bank and ran.

Police say Mensche was caught by a probationary recruit who lives in the area. The recruit held him until police arrived, and he was taken into custody.

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