OGDEN — After responding to what turned out to be a false alarm, police chased two men, whom they arrested for carrying drugs.
Ogden Police Lt. Chad Ledford said officers responded to reports of a vehicle burglary at 2542 Madison Ave., around 8 p.m. Saturday.
As soon as police arrived, two of the men ran.
When police caught up to John Christopher Flanigen, 52, they found methamphetamine and a pipe. He said he bought the drug at a local bar.
Police booked Flanigen into Weber County Jail for felony possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police also chased Dustin Robert Bailey, 25.
Ledford said when police caught up with Bailey, he wanted to fight and later refused to give his name to the officers.
After subduing the suspect, police found a large kitchen knife in his jacket.
Ledford said that during the chase, the knife stabbed Bailey in the armpit, leaving a puncture wound.
The wound was not serious, so he was treated at the scene and taken to Weber County Jail.
He is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, interfering with arrest, failure to disclose identity, avoiding apprehension and a parole violation.
As for the burglary, Ledford said the initial call turned out to be a false alarm.