Man runs after crashing stolen car into building
SPRINGFIELD, Ore. - A man who crashed a stolen car into a business Monday morning is a suspect in multiple car breakins overnight, Springfield Police said.
Police arrested James Michael Zenor, 27, on charges of burglary, unathorized use of a motor vehicle, hit and run and second degree trespass.
More charges are likely as police sort through the evidence from overnight, police said.
Zenor was captured Monday morning as he jumped fences in Springfield, police said.
At one point, he knocked on a door, told the resident he was running from police and asked the resident to let him in. She declined, police said.
The case started around 7:30 a.m. with a report that a car had hit another vehicle before crashing into a building near 51st and Main in Springfield.
The man behind the wheel, later identified as Zenor, ran from the scene, police said.
The car was reported stolen from a T Street residence. The resident reported someone stole items from inside the house, including a set of car keys, before stealing the car, police said.
While police searched the neighborhoods near the crash scene for the suspect, Riverbend Elementary locked down.
Police said Zenor complained of minor pain from the crash but was the only person injured.
The stolen car sustained substantial damage, and is likely totaled, police said.