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Suspect in Stolen Truck Flees Police After Hitting Spike Strip

Turlock police are looking for a male subject who was able to flee from officers after he was spotted in a stolen vehicle early on Wednesday morning.

Authorities received report of a suspicious truck in an alley near the 400 block Myrtle Street around 4 a.m. on Wednesday.

According to Turlock police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis, the reporting citizen provided authorities with the license plate number and it was revealed that the truck was stolen.

Officers responded to the area and set up a perimeter around the vehicle; spike strips were also set up, said Lewis, as officers waited for the suspect to drive off.

Eventually the suspect fled the area and hit the spike strips, however it did not stop the suspect and a short pursuit ensued, said Lewis.

The suspect later abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.

Officers attempted to set up a perimeter to locate the suspect, but they were unsuccessful.

A description of the suspect is unavailable at this time.

Anyone with information regarding the incident or the whereabouts of the suspect are asked to call the Turlock Police Department at 209-668-5550. 

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