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Stockton Car Thief Arrested After Pursuit, Crash

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STOCKTON (CBS13) – A parolee led police on a chase in a stolen car before crashing into a tree and being tracked down on foot Wednesday night, the Stockton Police Department said.

The Stockton Police Department’s Community Response Team officers and officers from the San Joaquin County Wide Multi-Agency Gang Task Force were in the area of Sierra Vista when they were flagged down by the victim of an auto theft that had just happened shortly after 9 p.m.

Within three minutes, officers located the vehicle in the area of Nightingale Avenue and Ninth Street and attempted to stop it, police said.

The driver, identified as 22-year-old Francois Her, failed to pull over and a pursuit ensued. It ended when Her crashed into a small tree in the 2200 block of Netherton Avenue.

He was caught after a short foot chase. Her was arrested for vehicle theft, evading and resisting arrest, and a parole violation.

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