A regular patrol of a Danville neighborhood late Thursday night spotted an unusual sight.
“A vehicle comes through the curve on the wrong side of the road, at a high rate of speed,” said Danville Assistant Chief Tony Gray.
The officer tried to pull the red truck over.
“The driver bails out and starts running,”said Gray.
He’s eventually caught, and police say he’s 19-year-old Jordan Miller, who didn’t take long to reveal his motive.
“During the investigation he stated he does have a drug problem,” said Gray.
And not only was the red truck he was driving stolen, but police say he spilled the beans about another stolen car, from another nearby neighborhood.
Through their investigation, police say they’ve been able to uncover more evidence that could link Miller to a number of vehicle and residential thefts in two Danville subdivisions.
Police say since June they’ve had a lot of people complain about stuff missing from their cars and garages, primarily in the Candlewood and Indian Hills areas.
“He’s just walking through, flipping the handle on the door, the car door opens, and he goes through and rummages through, taking loose change, radar detectors and Tom Toms,” said Gray.
Miller is now facing a bevy of charges ranging from receiving stolen property to outstanding warrants in several counties.
“You hate to see young people at that age facing this amount of charges,” said Gray.