A 19-year-old man was arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly crashing a stolen vehicle into a house while attempting to elude Leavenworth authorities, a police spokesman said.

A 19-year-old man was arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly crashing a stolen vehicle into a house while attempting to elude Leavenworth authorities, a police spokesman said.

The incident began at 8:34 a.m. Police were contacted regarded a disturbance related to a stolen vehicle in the area of the Leavenworth Public Library, 417 Spruce St. A person who is familiar with the stolen car apparently had spotted the vehicle, according to police officials.

The suspect reportedly drove away in the car. An officer began pursuing the suspect, but the pursuit was called off for safety reasons.

The suspect ended up crashing the car, a 2003 LeSabre, into a house in the area of Second Avenue and Santa Fe Street.

Mark DeMaranville, division chief of prevention for the Leavenworth Fire Department, said the crash did not cause much damage to the house.

The suspect allegedly fled on foot after the crash. Bystanders directed police to where the man went and the suspect was apprehended, according to Maj. Dan Nicodemus, deputy chief of the Leavenworth Police Department.

An arrest warrant previously had been issued for the suspect out of Johnson County for a charge of aggravated escape, Nicodemus said.

Police also believe the suspect may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of Wednesday’s pursuit.