PD: 2 suspects arrested after high-speed police chase ends in Columbia Township

Posted at 8:07 AM, Oct 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-05 10:30:44-04

COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- Two suspects are in custody after a high-speed chase ended with a crash around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday near the McDonald's on Ridge Road at Highland Avenue, Hamilton County Sheriff's dispatchers say.

Kimberly Overstreet, 26, of Cincinnati, and Kenneth Maldonado, 27, of Union Township (Clermont County) were arrested once the chase ended, according to Sgt. Mike Robison.

Around 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, Hamilton dispatchers were told a stolen Honda Civic occupied by the two suspects was en route to an address in Madeira. Officers staked out the residence and attempted to stop the car at the intersection of East Galbraith Road and Montgomery Road. With Overstreet driving the car, they fled as Madeira Police and sheriff's deputies followed in close pursuit.  

Police followed the car, topping out at speeds of 100 mph, from Galbraith Road down Montgomery Road before it crashed in a parking lot off Ridge Road.

Watch police dashcam footage of the chase in the player below.


Overstreet faces multiple charges, including theft, felony fleeing and eluding and aggravated vehicular assault for hitting a Blue Ash officer's car. Officers say she may also be connected to a crime in the Columbus area.

Police reports state Maldonado is currently on probation in Wood County, Ohio, for his part in an incident in the Toledo suburb of Perrysburg, which Robison said resulted in the death of one of his two associates in an officer-involved shooting in December 2015.

Maldonado was transported to UC Medical Center for minor injuries before being turned over to Union Township for charges related to the theft of the vehicle.

Josh Collier says a favor for a family member ultimately led to a car theft after his fiancee's stepsister and neighbor took off with her car Tuesday morning, setting off the chase.

"We tried helping her sister out by letting her staying a night or two with us," Collier said. "At first I thought she might have just taken him to work because he didn't have a ride to work this morning apparently. Then I seen (sic) a bottle of liquor, everything else on the back porch, so I assumed the worst from there."

Collier says the stepsister even made demands as Collier and his fiancee's concerns grew.

"From what she told my fiancee on the phone today, she'll tell her where the car is if we gave her the password to the phone and that no one's going to hold her down and she's going to do what she wants. She was trying to prove a point," Collier told WCPO.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office confirms that drugs and alcohol were factors in the chase and crash that ultimately involved agencies from Sycamore Township, Blue Ash, Cincinnati, Silverton and Columbia Township. Investigators are still sorting out the details of possible connections to crimes in Columbus and Cleveland.


WCPO is following this story and will provide updates as they become available.