A portion of a busy Uptown street was shut down Saturday evening while police searched for a Jefferson Parish car thief.
Police shut down the southbound lane of Carrollton Avenue near Jeanette Street for several hours.
According to police, 23-year-old Ralph Pierre lead deputies on a chase after being spotted in a stolen vehicle in Jefferson Parish. Pierre allegedly lost control of the vehicle and crashed into two parked cars before hitting another vehicle in the 1500 block of Carrollton.
He then fled from the scene of the crash and was later found in a dumpster behind a business in the 1400 block of Carrollton, where he was taken into custody.
We will provide more information as it becomes available.