A shoplifting case in Sahuarita this weekend resulted in a police chase and insignificant crash, officials say.
It all started off when law enforcement obtained phone calls about an more mature model white truck leaving the scene of a theft at a T.J. Maxx keep. Officers shortly spotted a truck matching the description offered by a witness and adopted it north on Interstate 19, law enforcement reported in a information launch.
Equally an Sahuarita Law enforcement Department officer and a Pima County Sheriff’s Division deputy experimented with to cease the truck on Pima Mine Street. At details during the chase, things have been tossed out of the windows.
A squad car or truck slid into the pickup truck as its driver tried using to make a U-switch close to the entrance to a mine, resulting in minimal hurt.
A individual then ran from the truck, but police say 40-calendar year-outdated Jonathan Ray Irby of Tucson was eventually caught and arrested. Irby was booked into Pima County jail on suspicion of felony organized retail theft, possession of prescription drugs and burglary instruments and superb warrants, police said.
Added officers and a helicopter ended up utilized to glance for the pickup truck. It was inevitably located, but its occupants were absent, law enforcement explained.
Inside the pickup truck police say they discovered about $1,500 well worth of goods stolen from many companies, a modest sum of fentanyl and methamphetamine.