TURLOCK -- Officers this morning arrested a man and a woman after catching them stealing a car in Turlock, authorities said. A Turlock Police officer responding to a call for assistance was involved in a separate accident and was involved in a crash. He was taken to a hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries, according to officer Mayra Lewis of the Turlock Police Dept. The incident started when STANCATT officers saw a man and a woman breaking into a white Honda Accord on Tully Road at 7:15 a.m.
As they started to drive away, officers "immediately threw out a spike strip as a preventative measure," according to Alan Pittman of the Stanislaus County Auto Theft Task Force.
The strip deflated the left front tire of the Honda.