POLICE CHASE: Suspected Truck Thief Arrested

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A man is in custody following an afternoon chase that started at the Adventureland campground in Altoona.

Altoona Police say they were called at 2:45 p.m. when a man stole a truck from the campground. They followed him onto westbound I-80 where the speed of the chase at times reached 100 miles per hour. He went through the east mixmaster and then exited at NE 14th Street heading north.

The truck was located after it crashed into a field near 5051 NE 5th St. in Des Moines and a witness called 911. The witness says the man ran from the truck toward a church and hid from authorities for a short time in the playground. He then surrendered to police.

The man’s name has not been released yet.

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