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.
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.”