Suspect arrested after fleeing police

Lasko faces felony charges

An Altoona man is behind bars after he led officers on a chase, according to Altoona police.

Kyle L. Lasko, 29, was spotted about 6:30 p.m. Friday by Altoona officers driving on the 700 block of Sixth Street. Knowing that he was wanted on a York County sheriff’s warrant and the registration on Lasko’s Ford Focus was expired, police attempted to pull him over.

According to the charges, Lasko kept driving down the 600 block of Sixth Avenue Alley, and at one point turned to drive the wrong way on both Seventh and Sixth avenues. Police said Lasko lost control and nearly struck several vehicles on Sixth Avenue, so the pursuit was called off.

Police continued to drive along the 700 block of Fifth Avenue Alley and started to follow Lasko’s tire tracks that were left in the snow. When police saw Lasko trying to parallel park on the 900 block of Fifth Avenue, Lasko jumped out of his car and ran.

Police allege he jumped several fences as police followed his tracks in the snow. Lasko ran through multiple yards and jumped a chain-link fence before officers lost track of him.

He was subsequently taken into custody and arraigned Sunday morning on charges that include felony fleeing police and escape. Bail was set at $15,000 cash by Magisterial District Judge Matt Dunio, and Lasko remains in Blair County Prison.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 19 at Central Court.


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