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Stolen motorcycle involved in two hit and runs
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A man who stole a motorcycle crashed into a car and then a fence on East Avenue. - photo by Photo courtesy of Rachel Kenney

Turlock Police officers are on the hunt for a man who stole a motorcycle and then proceeded to crash it — twice.

The suspect was able to escape from both crash scenes and his antics caused damage to one vehicle and one fence.

The first hit and run was reported around noon Wednesday at N. Golden State Boulevard and Geer Road.

The motorcycle collided with a vehicle in what was described as a minor collision, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.

The driver of the vehicle followed the suspect for a short time, but lost sight of it, Lewis said.

Just before 12:30 p.m. the police department received a report of a hit and run in the 1100 block of East Avenue. The report stated a man on a motorcycle lost control and crashed into a fence and then fled the area, leaving the motorcycle behind.

Around that time the police department was informed of a report of a stolen motorcycle by a suspect who was supposed to be taking it for a test drive.

The motorcycle thief was described as a white male about 5 feet, 10 inches tall with red hair in a pony tail, which also matched the description of the hit and run driver in both collisions.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Turlock Police Department at 688-5550.