Sacto 9-1-1
November 10, 2013
Suspect arrested for stealing street sweeper from Natomas parking lot

A Sacramento man was arrested Saturday night after he allegedly stole a street sweeper from a grocery store parking lot in the Natomas area and crashed into several parked cars while fleeing police.

Lavonn Dill, 18, (pictured) was being held on $30,000 bail at the Sacramento County Jail. He is facing felony charges of motor vehicle theft and receiving stolen property, as well as misdemeanor charges of resisting a police officer, hit and run property damage, and driving without a license.


Shortly before 11:51 p.m. Saturday, police officers spotted a white street sweeper truck pull out quickly from the parking lot of the Bel Air market, 1540 W. El Camino Avenue.

It did not have its headlights on and ran a red traffic light before heading north on Truxel Road. When officers attempted to pull over the truck for a traffic stop, the driver apparently lost control, and hit three parked cars on Truxel Road.

The suspect then abandoned the vehicle, and a foot chase began near Truxel Road and Brewerton Drive. A perimeter was set up in the area, and a police helicopter found Dill hiding in a backyard garbage container. He surrendered without incident to a K-9 officer.

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