50-year-old woman booked after allegedly stealing Camaro, resisting arrest

Thursday , July 13, 2017 - 9:03 AM1 comment

JACOB SCHOLL, Standard-Examiner Staff

A 50-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday evening after allegedly stealing a sports car and leading law enforcement on a high-speed chase. 

Kristine Malan was booked in Davis County Jail around 8:35 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, on charges of robbery, a second-degree felony; receiving or transferring stolen motor vehicle, a second-degree felony; failure to stop or respond at the command of police, a third-degree felony; reckless driving, a class B misdemeanor; and interference with an arresting officer, a class B misdemeanor, according to Cpl. W. Bowles of the Davis County Sheriff’s Office. 

Malan allegedly forced herself into an area of Layton’s Young Chevrolet, 645 N. Main St., and grabbed the keys to a new Camaro, according to Layton Police Lt. Travis Lyman.

Dealership employees reported to police that the suspect gestured to a fanny pack, leading them to believe she might have had a weapon, though they never saw one, Lyman said.

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Malan allegedly led police on a high-speed chase on Highway 193, with speeds reaching upward of 85 mph and the Camaro driving into oncoming lanes of traffic, Lyman said.

“Our supervisors decided it was too dangerous to continue and terminated the pursuit (at that point),” Lyman said.

Police then tracked the Camaro’s location using its OnStar system as it drove east on Interstate 84, and Lyman said police then pursued the vehicle into Mountain Green, where it pulled into a driveway and the suspect ran into a house on Cache Circle.

Police surrounded the home and, after an 80-minute standoff, took the woman into custody as she was releasing a 6-year-old boy from the home, Lyman said.

No injuries were reported during the incident.

Weber County Sheriff’s Office, Utah Highway Patrol, Clearfield Police and the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the incident.

As of Thursday morning, Malan was being held at Davis County Jail on $10,000 bail. 

Reporter Jessica Kokesh contributed to this article. 

Contact digital producer Jacob Scholl at jscholl@standard.net or follow him on Twitter @Jacob_Scholl.

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