Chico man arrested after stolen vehicle pursuit

Jan 5, 2015 11:13 AM by News Staff

A Chico man was arrested after he allegedly crashed a stolen vehicle during a short pursuit in Chico Sunday night.

According to police, an officer attempted to pull over a white Honda Civic driven by 34-year-old Michael Runnels around 8:30 p.m. When the officer attempted to pull over the car Runnels sped off, but crashed into a fence and a tree near Walnut Avenue and 8th Street a short time later.

After the crash Runnel was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Butte County Jail on several charges, including possession of a stolen vehicle and a parole violation. Police are awaiting the results of a drug and alcohol test.


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