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Shiprock juvenile taken into custody after incident


FARMINGTON — A juvenile was in custody after crashing a truck near a Farmington storage facility following a pursuit by law enforcement this afternoon.

The 17-year-old Shiprock boy was arrested after being accused of wrecking a GMC pickup truck around 1:35 p.m. today in front of the Farmington Mini Storage at 400 Vine Ave., according to Farmington Police Department spokeswoman Georgette Allen.

The crash occurred east of the Butler Avenue and East Apache Street intersection.

A man riding a bicycle was struck by the truck around Farmington Fire Station No. 6 at 3100 W. Main St. The bicyclist was attended to by medics, Allen said.

Officers pursued the pickup truck as it moved eastbound on Apache Street.

At the scene of the crash, a wooden pillar near an electric power pole was damaged, and there was damage to the front-passenger side of the pickup truck.

The suspect was taken into custody at the scene.

Farmington police are investigating the possibility of alcohol as a factor in the crash, according to Allen.

Charges could be filed, depending on the investigation, Allen said.


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