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Vehicle theft suspect arrested after fleeing Lincoln police

Sean Gregson
Sean Gregson Lincoln Police Department

A man who fled from Lincoln police when he was spotted driving a stolen vehicle early Tuesday was taken into custody after he was located by a police dog.

Shortly after 2 a.m., a Lincoln officer saw a vehicle traveling on Phoenix Circle with its lights off. The officer tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver failed to yield to the police car’s emergency lights, according to a Lincoln Police Department Facebook post. During a short pursuit, the officer learned that the vehicle had just been stolen in Lincoln.

The driver, later identified as 45-year-old Sean Gregson of Lincoln, struck a fire hydrant and drove through a field before abandoning the vehicle and running off on foot, the news release said.

Lincoln police, assisted by Roseville and Rocklin police and the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, cordoned off the area and Gregson was located by a Placer County sheriff’s K-9.

Gregson was arrested on suspicion of taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent, evading a peace officer and driving with a suspended license. He was booked into Placer County Jail with bail set at $520,000. A no-bail hold also was placed on him for violating conditions of his post-release community supervision, Lincoln police reported.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy