Man accused of leading police chase in stolen GovGuam truck

  29 Nov 2016

 

A 40-year-old man was charged in the Superior Court of Guam with multiple felonies in connection with a high-speed chase involving a stolen government truck that crashed into a police car.

Eric Jay Meno was seen in driving a gray Nissan Frontier in Tamuning, at about 11:45 p.m. on Nov. 25, according to court documents. [restrict]

The truck matched the description of a truck the Department of Labor reported missing earlier that day. Police discovered the license plate on the gray Nissan Frontier was registered to a different vehicle.

When police approached the truck, the driver drove away and ignored multiple attempts by police to pull him over, court documents state.

The truck was reportedly seen darting between vehicles while traveling at about 60 mph. At one point, it almost collided with another car, according to the magistrate’s complaint.

The driver led police officers through areas of Tamuning, Tiyan and Sinajana before the chase ended in Chalan Pago.

The driver entered a Chalan Pago road and drove into someone’s backyard before the truck crashed into a police car that was stopped, according to court documents.

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The suspect driver, identified as Meno, was apprehended after cops used a stun gun on him three times.

Police found a small plastic bag with white powder in his pocket. Meno reportedly said it was crystal methamphetamine residue, court documents state.

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