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Stolen vehicle suspect at large after chase in Atwater

Police broke off a brief chase of someone driving a stolen car Monday in Atwater for safety reasons, the Atwater Police Department reported.

About 7:15 p.m. Monday, police received word from Courtesy Rent-A-Car regarding a stolen Chevrolet Impala that was heading south on Shaffer Road in Atwater, Lt. Samuel Joseph said.

Officers spotted the vehicle a short time later on Village Circle. The driver did not stop the car when officers activated emergency lights and gave pursuit.

The chase lasted about 2 minutes and covered more than 4 miles, before the pursuing officer ended the chase for safety reasons on Santa Fe Avenue, Joseph said.

Police said the vehicle was last seen heading toward Winton.

No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information regarding the stolen vehicle is asked to contact the Atwater Police Department at (209) 357-6396.

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