Sheriff’s deputies and Martinez police were looking for two people who abandoned a still-running Ford F-250 in the 200 block of De Normandie Way in Martinez at around 8:15 a.m. Friday.
A lone officer had reportedly fallen in behind the truck when two occupants, a man and woman, abruptly abandoned the vehicle while it was still running and fled into the surrounding neighborhood. Additional police units were called on to help locate them.
Initial reports are that the truck’s ignition appeared to have been punched and that the truck appears to have been stolen. Officers are working to locate the owner.