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Police: man leads officers on chase, crashes SUV into fence

By Shay Arthur
Published On: Jun 23 2013 06:13:20 PM CDT
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REDDING., Calif -

At 9:54 p.m. Redding Police said an officer located a stolen 1996 Toyota 4 Runner in the area of Churn Creek Rd. and Lebrun Ln. 

When the officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the stolen vehicle, the vehicle fled and a pursuit was initiated.

Officers said the vehicle eventually crashed into a fence and city power box to the rear of the Jade Garden restaurant located at 2257 Hilltop Dr. in Redding.  The fence sustained major damage however the power box was not damaged and no power outage was caused.    

The alleged driver was Torn Khvane Saechao, 47 years of Redding.

Police said he fled on foot after crash, an officer took off after him and used his taser to take Saechao into custody.  Saechao was arrested for vehicle theft and felony evading.  Saechao was also found to be on AB 109 post supervision release.  He was booked at the Shasta County Jail.