Police arrest suspect in Bad Axe truck theft

A 39-year old Bad Axe man was taken in to custody early Thursday morning after he allegedly stole a truck from Al Hanson Motors and attempted to flee from police during a short foot chase. Bad Axe city police say the incident occurred at 4:15 Thursday morning when the suspect drove the truck through a locked gate and on to Huron Avenue. A passerby witnessed the incident and called 911. Officers observed the truck turn onto North Port Crescent and began a pursuit, joined by the Huron County sheriff department. The truck was finally stopped, after striking several items and the suspect scuffled with police before being arrested. The suspect was taken to McLaren Thumb Region of Bad Axe where a search warrant was executed for a blood draw, and then jailed pending arraignment and charges.