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FALLS MAN ARRESTED AFTER AUTO CHASE

A city man was arrested in his apartment after leading police on a chase from a Falls Street bar to his 10th Street home early Sunday.

Wilford T. Boans, 39, of 1629 10th St. was charged with resisting arrest, obstructing governmental administration, reckless driving, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, speeding, running a stop sign, two counts of failure to keep right, and three counts of running red lights.

Officer Ronald J. Cirrito said Boans was also charged on bench warrants for failure to appear in court to answer previous drug possession and traffic charges.

He saw he saw Boans leave the Holloway Inn, 1220 Falls St., about 1:18 a.m. and drive off in a van. Cirrito, knowing Boans was wanted on the warrants, tried to pull him over, but Boans did not stop until the 900 block of Michigan Avenue, when he jumped out of the van and ran to his 10th Street apartment, locking
himself in.

Cirrito said Draco the police dog was brought to the scene, and a key to the building was obtained from another resident. Police knocked on Boans' door, and informed him a police dog was with them. Boans opened the door and surrendered, although Cirrito said the officers took him to the floor at gunpoint, thinking he might be armed. He wasn't.

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