Ada County Sheriff’s deputies and Star police spent hours on Monday looking for a man who stole a car and fled from officers before calling off the search around 2 p.m., according to tweets from the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.
According to ACSO, the man stole a vehicle in Boise around 9:00 a.m. on Monday. ACSO spokesman Patrick Orr said Meridian police saw the stolen vehicle, a Jeep Grand Cherokee, near Locust Grove and McMillan roads and began a short pursuit that was ended for safety reasons. The suspect drove away on McMillan heading west, later parking the car on Seneca Springs Way and W. Altair Drive in Star where he then fled on foot.
Police from multiple agencies began searching the area around 10:30 a.m., Orr said.
The suspect was described only as a bald man, and police asked that anyone with information on the situation call 377-6790. A Code Red alert was sent out in a one-mile radius of the area where the car was left, Orr said. (Learn how to sign up for Code Red alerts here.)