Armed officers combed the Greensprings area southwest of Klamath Falls.
Police say they saw a truck reported as stolen Saturday night.
Officers say the driver was spotted stealing gas at around 9 Thursday morning in the downtown area.
“Reports led us to the vehicle.” Explains Officer Connor Thun of the Klamath Falls Police Department. “We started pursuing, the vehicle fled. A few miles later, the vehicle crashed – the suspect fled on foot, and we found him hiding under a tarp under a residence two blocks away.”
Police arrested 31 year old suspect Joshua David Hamilton of Klamath Falls.
Charges against Hamilton include attempting to elude, auto theft, meth possession, and parole violation.
KOTI-TV NBC2 reporter Lyle Ahrens moved from Nebraska to Klamath Falls in the late 1970’s. He instantly fell in love with the mountains, the trees and the rivers, and never once regretted the move.Lyle’s job history is quite colorful.
He’s managed a pizza parlor; he’s been a bartender, and a “kiwifruit grader” at an organic orchard in New Zealand. A Klamath Falls radio station hired Lyle in the mid 90’s as a news writer and commercial producer. In 2004, Lyle joined the KOTI/KOBI news operation.Lyle notes with pride that he has a big responsibility presenting the Klamath Basin to a wide and varied audience.
“The on-going water crisis has underscored the fact that the people and the issues in the Klamath Basin are every bit as diverse as the terrain. Winning and keeping the trust of the viewers, as well as the newsmakers, is something I strive for with each story”.
When he’s not busy reporting the news, Lyle enjoys astronomy, playing guitar, fixing old radios and listening to anything by Sheryl Crow.