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Oroville police capture suspects after two separate chases

By Colin Steiner, csteiner@krcrtv.com
Published On: Jun 23 2013 04:17:30 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 23 2013 04:17:46 PM CDT
Oroville man, juvenile arrested for separate car thefts
OROVILLE, Calif. -

An Oroville man and a juvenile were arrested last week after police say they ran to avoid apprehension in two separate incidents.

In the first incident on June 20, Oroville police spotted 47-year-old Michael Hackney driving a blue Jeep Cherokee on Oro Dam Boulevard near Oro Quincy Highway.

Hackney was wanted on a no-bail felony parole warrant for vehicle theft and resisting arrest. His license was also suspended for a drug related DUI.

Police tried to stop Hackney, but they say he fled in the vehicle at a high rate of speed through an area which included a residential zone.

After four miles, police called off the pursuit but spotted a cloud of dust in a nearby field and found the abandoned Jeep .

Police searched an apartment complex close by and Hackney was seen jumping from a window and fleeing on foot.

A perimeter was set up and Hackney was taken into custody with help from the K-9 unit.

After being treated at Oroville Medical Center, Hackney was booked into the Butte County Jail for evading and resisting arrest and driving on a suspended license.

A female in the vehicle with Hackney said she feared for her safety, so he is charged with an additional count of false imprisonment.

On June 21, Oroville police were called to WalMart for a report of an employee's car that had been broken into.

While investigating, another employee reported that his Honda Civic had been stolen.

Police located the stolen Honda on Myers Street near Corto Street.

When police tried to make a vehicle stop, the driver fled on foot.

A 14-year-old male suspect was found hiding a short time later near a vacant home.

Stolen property from the earlier vehicle break-in was found on him.

He was booked into the Butte County Juvenile Hall for vehicle burglary and vehicle theft.