Parkersburg Police still investigating after motorcycle pursuit

Published: Dec. 11, 2019 at 11:54 PM EST
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UPDATE: 12/12/19 12:30 P.M.

Parkersburg Police are looking for two people who got away after abandoning their motorcycle following a high-speed pursuit Wednesday night.

Police Chief Joseph Martin said officers have identified the motorcycle's owner, but no arrests have been made. Neither the driver nor the passenger have been identified.

The chase began on 16th Street and St. Marys Avenue and continued onto Fairview Avenue, with speeds reaching 80 mph in a 25 mph zone.

Martin said officers ended the pursuit for safety reasons after about three minutes as the driver headed toward 36th Street.

The motorcycle was later found abandoned and towed from the scene.


Parkersburg Police are looking for the person that abandoned their motorcycle after a chase.

The chase started at 9:23 p.m. Wednesday night. Police officers say it was on 16 Street and Saint Marys Avenue near Parkersburg City Park. The bike was reportedly going 80 mph in a 25 mph zone on Fairview Avenue. The pursuit was called off about three minutes later at 9:26 p.m. heading toward 36th Street. This was for officers' safety.

Officers found the bike abandoned. It was towed from the scene. Police are looking for the driver. They say charges are pending.