By Rachel Leon Police are looking for a suspect who reportedly stole a vehicle and then crashed it into a traffic light pole near Dumfries, Prince William County Police spokesperson Jonathan Perok said.
Dumfries Town Police and PWC Police responded to Williamstown Drive and Fraley Boulevard in Dumfries on Aug. 29 at 10:16 a.m. for the report of a stolen vehicle.
"Caller reported to police that he had left his vehicle running in front of an address in the area above when an unknown man got into the vehicle and fled the area," Perok said. "A responding Prince William County officer, traveling southbound on Jefferson Davis Highway, spotted the vehicle traveling northbound in the area of Dumfries Road. The officer activated his lights and made a U-turn to catch up to the vehicle. While fleeing, the driver crashed the vehicle into a traffic light pole in the area of Jefferson Davis Highway and River Heritage Boulevard and fled on foot."
Police set up a perimeter and used a K-9 unit and helicopter to search for the suspect. The investigation is ongoing.
The suspect is described as a black man between 18 and 22 years old, about 5-foot-6 in height, about 150 pounds with a thin build and black hair. He was described as wearing a gray or white T-shirt and light blue jeans.