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Two women use scanner app to evade police in south side chase



Two women tried to evade police Saturday using a police scanner app.

Bloomington Police Department Sgt. Brandon Siniard said an officer on patrol early Saturday morning near the intersection of South Rogers Street and South Rockport Road noticed a black Pontiac with a fake license plate.

The officer signaled for the car to pull over, but the driver kept going. The officer began to pursue the vehicle around the south side of Bloomington. Police used a tire-deflation device called a stop stick to force the car to stop south of the intersection of South Smith Road and East Moores Pike.

Police identified 24-year-old Casera Sims as the driver of the car. Sims was arrested on charges of resisting law enforcement, driving without ever having a license and having no insurance for the car. Sims also had active warrants for battery, burglary, forgery and theft.

The car’s passenger, 18 year-old Shelby Murray, admitted to police during questioning that she and Sims had used a police scanner app on her phone to try and evade them.

Murray was arrested on four possession charges for a syringe, an unknown drug, marijuana and drug paraphernalia found in the car as well as a charge for unlawful use of a police radio. Murray also had an active warrant for criminal mischief.

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