Police are still searching for a suspect who allegedly stole fuel from the Cloverdale Fire Station in the early hours of May 5.

The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is seeking an extended cab “dually” pickup truck with Oregon license plate, VTU078. The truck is green in color with a beige stripe. 

The sheriff’s office reports that at about 5:41 a.m., law enforcement responded to a theft in progress report at the Cloverdale Fire Station on George Cyrus Road. It was reported that a green and silver Chevrolet pickup was stealing fuel from an onsite commercial fuel tank. The fuel was being put into large black barrels in the truck bed.

A patrol deputy located the vehicle at the intersection of Fryrear Road and Highway 20. The deputy attempted to stop the truck but the driver fled. The deputy initiated a pursuit of the truck, which traveled westbound on Highway 20 to Peterson Ridge Road. The deputy lost sight of the truck near the intersection of Peterson Ridge Road and Brooks Scanlon Logging Road. The vehicle was last seen traveling west on Brooks Scanlon Logging Road. Additional deputies later saw the vehicle in the City of Sisters but did not pursue the vehicle due to the reckless driving observed inside the city limits. 

Deputies continued to search the area and we unable to locate the vehicle. The truck was later reported as stolen from the northeast Redmond area.  

Deputies were assisted by the Oregon State Police in their search for the stolen truck. There were no injuries in the incident and the maximum speed reached during the pursuit was 90 mph on Highway 20. The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office asks anyone with information on this incident to call the Non-Emergency Dispatch number, 541-693-6911.