BRADENTON -- An auto theft suspect was arrested after he crashed into a Bradenton police patrol car late Thursday, according to Bradenton police.
About 11:42, a woman told police that her ex-boyfriend had used a spare key to enter her car and attempt to steal it, according to a police report. As officers arrived on scene, the suspect fled in the car.
An officer was traveling south on Second Street West, inside the Bradenton Village development, approaching 17th Street West, police said.
The suspect turned westbound onto 17th Avenue West, and collided with the officer's patrol car.
The suspect, whose named was not included in the report, was arrested. Neither he nor the officer were injured, police said.
The stolen car was towed from the scene. The officer's car was driven from the scene, police said.