Hillsboro police arrested a man who stole a street sweeper from a parking lot and led them on a chase early Sunday.
Tyler Haguewood is charged with theft of a vehicle, reckless driving, attempting to elude, unlawful entry into a vehicle, unauthorized use of a vehicle and a parole violation.
According to the Hillsboro Police Department, at 3:45 a.m. on March 12, officers responded to a report of the theft of a Isuzu NPR street sweeper from the WinCo parking lot, located on 1500 Southwest Oak.
The victim was a private contractor, who was cleaning the parking lot at the time. The victim left the vehicle running and stepped out to use a handheld blower ito clean an area the street sweeper could not reach. That's when Haguewood jumped into the vehicle and drove off, police say.
The vehicle was observed by Hillboro police traveling south on 1st Avenue in the area of Walnut. Officers activated their overhead emergency lights but the street sweeper failed to yield. Speeds during the ensuing chase ranged from 30 to 65 miles per hour.
Officers were finally about to stop the vehicle by using Spike Strips in the area of Scholl's Ferry and Rainbow Lane, by the Washington County Sheriff's Office. Haguewood was then take into custody without incident.