A man crashed a stolen SUV early Monday morning and fled before Meridian police officers could apprehend him, Deputy Chief Tracy Basterrechea said.
Shortly after midnight officers responded to a call that driver crashed a white, 1997 Infinity SUV into the back of a utility trailer legally parked on the 1300 block of East Star Drive.
Witnesses told police a white man in his 20s wearing jeans and a sweatshirt ran from the scene. Responding officers up a perimeter but were unable to locate the suspect, Basterrechea said.
The owner reported the SUV stolen shortly after.
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Police hope to identify the driver using finger prings, Basterrechea said.
“If somebody saw something last night, a call to the Meridian Police Department would be helpful,” Basterrechea said. “”But I don’t’ think it’s somebody that’s a danger to the neighborhood.”