Police Search for Man After High-Speed Chase, Crash

Police have one man in custody, the other is still at large

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    Irving police are looking for a man who took them on a high-speed chase, then crashed his Jeep into a utility pole Wednesday morning, police said. (Published Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012)

    Irving police are looking for a man who took them on a high-speed chase, then crashed his Jeep into a utility pole Wednesday morning, police said.

    The chase started at about 2:30 a.m. near Grauwyler and State Highway 183, when police tried pulling the Jeep over. The SUV took off, leading police at high-speeds along the SH 183 Frontage Road.

    The SUV lost control and hit a utility pole, splitting it, sending debris into the parking lot of the Plymouth Park United Methodist Church.

    Two men escaped the wreckage and fled on foot, according to officers.

    Police found 18-year-old David Alvarez hiding near the church and was arrested. He's charged with theft under $20,000 (auto theft) and evading arrest.

    The other man is still at large, police said. 

    According to police, the Jeep was full of car audio parts and CD cases. The men may have been burglarizing cars, police said. 

    Police say they are still trying to track down the owner of the vehicle.

    Utility crews still need to repair the utility pole, but the crash didn't knock out power to anyone nearby.