Edinburg chase zig-zags through rural Hidalgo County roads
Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:49:42 GMT —
At least one person is in custody following a chase that started in Edinburg is zig-zagging through rural roads of northern Hidalgo County.
It all started with off East Wisconsin Road on Edinburg's eastside shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday.
Police chased a stolen dark blue Ford Ranger pickup truck down serveral rural roads.
The chase ended when the truck crashed into a fence at a home off Sunflower Road and Dude Lane just north of La Blanca.
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) state troopers and Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to assist.
Investigators confirmed that at least one person is in custody.
Police said the truck was stolen from a driveway at a home in the Spring Valley Estates neighborhood off Shapen Road in Edinburg around 6:30 a.m. Thursday.
The owner left the car running and went inside the house to get something but the pickup truck was gone when he came outside.
Authorities were able to locate the truck at a home in rural Alamo thanks to a GPS device installed inside the truck.
The chase started after investigators approached the suspect and he took.
Owners of the truck arrived with police at the scene where they told Action 4 News that they had just bought the truck last week.
Under Texas State Law, it is illegal to leave a vehicle unattended with the engine running.
It's not clear if the owners will be issued a citation.