DETROIT -

Warren police say a man is in custody after first trying to break into a home, leading police on a chase and then crashing in Detroit.

Police Chief Jere Green said the suspect tried to get into a home on Toepfer Road, but was startled by a 15-year-old and 19-year-old who were inside.

The suspect took off in a white Ford Explorer, leading police on a chase into Detroit.

“I see this white truck flyin’ past and 10 police cars chasing behind him at a rate of high speed,” said witness Barbara Collins.

Green said the suspect then blew through a stop sign and hit a Ford Escape at East Warren and Iroquois Avenue.

The suspect tried to run, but was caught on the porch of a nearby home, police said.

Escape in police chase crash

Michigan State Police said there were four people inside the Escape who needed to be taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries: A 47-year-old man, a 49-year-old woman, a 69-year-old woman and a 2-year-old boy.

Police also said "alcohol appears to be a factor in the victims vehicle."

Warren at Iroquois crash scene 2