EUGENE, Ore. - Two men racing away from a burglary caught the attention of police as they sped past police headquarters in an SUV, ran a red light and hit a car, police said.
The two men then ran from the vehicle without checking on the condition of the other motorist, police said.
That sparked a manhunt, with officers from the nearby police station combing the streets and riverside bike paths for the suspects.
Officers arrested Peter "Joey" Cuddie, 27, and Zachary Michael Lobue, 29. The two face charges of burglary, aggravated theft and felony hit and run, police said.
Police got involved just after noon Tuesday when motorcycle Sgt. Jim Ball spotted an SUV being recklessly driven in heavy traffic.
Just after the SUV passed police headquarters on Country Club Road, the rig ran a red light at Southwood Lane and smashed into another car. The men in the SUV fled on foot, setting off a manhunt in the area.
Witnesses and a Junction City Police dog helped the Eugene police collar the suspects.
While investigating the crash, officers determined the men had just burglarized a home in the Ferry Street Bridge neighborhood, police said.
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