Theft in Eagle leads to chase in stolen vehicle
EAGLE — A Michigan man drove a truck allegedly stolen in Lakewood to Eagle, where he was arrested after trying to steal things from vehicles in a bank parking lot.
Brandon Hill, 22, of Jenison, Michigan, did not rob the Alpine Bank in Eagle, but he did try to steal items from vehicles in the bank parking lot.
A few residents saw what he was doing and called the police at 10:45 a.m. Hill jumped into the black pickup truck and sped west on Interstate 70.
Because witnesses had provided officers with a good description of the truck and a license plate number, it didn’t take them long to find Hill. He got as far as Gypsum, where he turned around and headed east on Interstate 70.
After 12-mile chase, Hill soon stopped and was in custody by 11:11 a.m., after he threw some unknown items out of the truck, according to Eagle police.
He’s booked into the Eagle County jail on charges of first degree criminal trespass, theft by receiving and vehicular eluding.
Whether or not he stole the truck in Lakewood remains under investigation, Eagle police said.
Eagle police cautioned people to lock their vehicles, no matter how long they might be away from them.
Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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