Occupants of stolen car evade Merced police

04/24/2014 8:21 PM

04/26/2014 6:48 AM

Merced police are looking for the occupants of a stolen car that evaded officers after a pursuit that lasted several minutes and ended in a crash on Thursday.

Police received a report just after midnight that a stolen brown Chevrolet Suburban was traveling in the 1900 block of R Street.

When police got to the scene, the Suburban was traveling south on R Street. Officers tried to pull the car over in the 1500 block of R Street, but the driver sped off, police said.

The driver drove through stop signs and red lights without stopping, police said. But the Suburban ended up striking a building and then a tree in the 800 block of R Street, and the occupants fled on foot.

Officers searched the area but did not find anyone.

 

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