Officer crashes car into house

A Greenwood police officer was injured early Tuesday after he crashed his patrol car into a house while chasing two men who investigators said stole numerous items, including some taken from a police car.

Lt. Brian Blackwell crashed into a house and a tree at 8540 Royal Meadow Drive, north of County Line Road, after driving over a patch of black ice. Blackwell was taken to Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis, where he was treated and released, Greenwood assistant police chief Matthew Fillenwarth said.

Blackwell was one of several officers involved in the chase that started at 4:20 a.m. at Stones Crossing Road and State Road 135 in the Center Grove area, after a caller reported seeing a suspicious vehicle.

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