The Prineville Police Department and the Crook County Sheriff's Office are seeking the public's help in identifying a man and a woman who may have been involved in a burglary in the Juniper Canyon area.
According to a media release from Capt. Larry Seymour, law enforcement responded to a possible burglary in progress of a local business in the 11300 Block of SE Juniper Canyon Road at 11 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3.
Officers located a vehicle attempting to leave the area of the reported burglary and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle initially stopped but then refused and fled the area recklessly.
The driver of the vehicle drove further south on Juniper Canyon Road at speeds up to 80 miles per hour. The pursuit lasted for about 2 miles and was discontinued by PPD Sgt. Mark Monroe. The pursuit ended on an unnamed access road not suitable for most vehicles.
PPD and CCSO are seeking the public's help in identifying the subjects. Both the male driver and female passenger are subjects of an ongoing criminal investigation involving multiple crimes. This incident includes eluding, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and theft.
Any information about the truck involved or the male and female occupants can be sent to Sgt. Mark Monroe of the Prineville Police Department or Dep. Jake Childers of the Crook County Sheriff's Office. Messages can also be received via Facebook and Private Message. View the video on PPD Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/PrinevillePD/.