DARTMOUTH — A man who crashed a stolen truck while trying to flee from Dartmouth Police early Sunday morning remains at large.

At 4:59 a.m., Dartmouth Police Officer Manuel Demelo observed a 2007 Ford F150 fail to stop at the stop sign situated at the corner of Elm Street and Bridge Street.

Upon attempting to stop the vehicle, the operator accelerated in an attempt to elude Officer Demelo. As Officer Demelo pursued the vehicle and relay information to the department, he observed the vehicle fail to make the turn onto Smith Neck Road and leave the roadway.

Once the vehicle crashed, Demelo observed a thin white male with dirty blonde hair wearing pajamas exit the vehicle and run into the woods. A search of the area with a K-9 proved unproductive.

Dartmouth Police contacted the vehicle owner and found that the suspect had broken into the back door of their 85 Degaris Avenue home and stolen the keys to the truck.

The suspect still remains at large and the investigation is ongoing.

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