Police from three agencies chased a man who’d blown through a safety checkpoint into the park on the afternoon of August 26th. James Kittrell, 25, drove his 1994 Toyota truck at speeds up to 80 mph in an effort to elude officers. He got around a roadblock but ultimately hit a dead end on the park’s boundary. Kittrell fled on foot into the park, with officers pursuing both on foot and in cruisers. Superintendent Marianne Mills and maintenance mechanic Stephen Vines insured that no park visitors entered the area while the search was underway and provided support to the agencies. At the time of the report, Kittrell, who had outstanding traffic warrants against him, was still at large.