Man steals vehicle, crashes it in Harrison Township

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office investigates a two-vehicle crash involving a stolen vehicle on Stop Eight Road.

HARRISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) — Authorities say a suspect stole a car, then crashed it in Harrison Township.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the 2300 block of Cadie Drive around 5:20 a.m. on Thursday.

While deputies were responding to that scene, a call came in about a two-vehicle crash in the 28000 block of Stop Eight Road in Harrison Township.

When deputies arrived at both scenes they learned family members of the owner of the stolen vehicle had found it. Family members confronted the suspect and in his attempt to get away, he crashed into a vehicle driven by the family.

After the crash, family members fought with the suspect before he escaped and ran away through an apartment complex and into the woods.

The suspect is described as a skinny white man, standing approximately 5’8″ and wearing a white t-shirt and jeans.

A Kettering K-9 was called in to search for the suspect, but didn’t find anyone.

Medics responded to the scene and checked victims of the crash and fight for injuries. No one was taken to the hospital.

The incident remains under investigation by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations and Traffic Services Unit.

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