Here’s what all the lights and sirens were about between Lincoln City and Depoe Bay early this morning
Lots of commotion between Lincoln City and Depoe Bay early this morning as Lincoln City Police and Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies tried to aprehend a suspected auto thief that decided to elude rather than surrender.
Sheriff’s deputies say that a gray Dodge pick up (with the keys in it) was stolen at 3:30am from a driveway on Meadow Lane in Rose Lodge. About a half hour later, Lincoln City Police officers spotted it headed south on 101 in Lincoln City. They tried to stop it. They say the pickup took off at high speed. The chase ended in the Depoe Bay area where the thief jumped out and took off running into the dark. Officers, and by then deputies on scene, tried to find him, but couldn’t.
Officers said they processed the vehicle for evidence and then returned it to the owner. No word on whether the owner left the keys in it when he got it back home.