It didn’t take long for Troopers to recover a stolen truck in Sterling as the would-be thief drove past their investigation.
Troopers responded to the call around 2am Wednesday, finding that a 2007 Toyota pickup had been stolen out of a detached garage some time after 11pm Tuesday. While they were there, the truck drove past the officers and sped away, careening into a ditch near the intersection of Carter Way and Skilak Lane.
Troopers say the suspect tried to run from the scene, but was taken into custody and identified as 30-year-old Jeremy Whitlow of Sterling.
They further determined that Whitlow was under the influence of alcohol. He was remanded to Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail on charges of Burglary II, Vehicle Theft I, DUI, and probation/parole violations.