BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KERO) — The Bakersfield Police Department said a man was arrested Wednesday morning after leading officers on a chase when a city traffic control truck was stolen while workers were conducting maintenance.
BPD said the truck was reported stolen shortly before 4 a.m. in the 2200 block of South Union Avenue.
Officers saw the vehicle traveling west on Hwy. 58 near Hwy. 223 shortly before 6 a.m. and the driver lead officers on chase that ended in the area of Pine Street and Truxtun Avenue, said BPD.
Luis Ramirez-Hernandez, 28, of Bakersfield, was arrested on suspicion of auto theft and charges associated with the vehicle pursuit.