Wednesday, November 8, 2006
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE - A police officer investigating suspicious activity at a Lawrenceville apartment complex was led on a nine-mile police chase along Five Forks Trickum Road Monday night.
Maj. Paul King, spokesman for the Lawrenceville Police Department, said an officer was patrolling the area near Cherokee Court apartments when he noticed the lit taillights of a black Chevrolet pickup truck stopped in the apartment's parking lot.
The officer noticed a man walking across the dark parking lot, who fled to the truck when the officer approached him.
Suspecting the truck's driver had been trying to break into cars, the officer followed the suspect, which led to a high-speed chase.
Police followed the truck nine miles traveling south on Five Forks Trickum Road, ending the chase near Heritage Way in DeKalb County.
King said the pursuit ended without the capture of the driver of the truck.
Police stopped pursuing the vehicle because of the risk of endangering others on the road.
After running the license plate number of the vehicle, police found the truck was registered in a woman's name.