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Manhunt in Star neighborhood

Posted at 10:26 AM, Apr 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-17 12:28:34-04

Officers from the Meridian Police Department, the Eagle Police Department and deputies from the Ada County Sheriff’s Office are searching a neighborhood north of State Street in Star for a man accused of stealing a vehicle.

According to an Ada County dispatch supervisor, a vehicle – possibly a Jeep Cherokee -- was stolen earlier this morning from a neighborhood west of Boise.

The suspect – described as possibly a bald Hispanic man – lead police on a high-speed chase in West Ada County, with speeds sometimes reaching as high as 90 miles an hour.

The chase led north to Star, where the suspect apparently abandoned his vehicle on North Aspen Lakes Way.

Police are currently searching the neighborhood north of State Street, near W. Altair Street.

Ada County sent out a Code Red alert to everyone within a mile radius warning them about the situation.  The alert said there was a suspicious man in the area and urged residents to lock their doors and stay inside.

We have a crew on the scene and will bring you the latest information as it develops.