Police: Man caught tampering with vehicles, crashes during chase

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FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — A man is in custody after police say he broke into at least six cars and then, when confronted by police, drove off and crashed a short distance away.

The suspect, Michael Boone, 28, was found by officers in the same area as the tampered cars were. Police say they tried to talk to Boone, and he sped off in a 2016 Chevrolet Cruz, then crashed at the intersection of 10th and I Streets.

Michael Boone

Boone was treated at the scene of the crash by fire and rescue and then taken into police custody and charged with two counts of grand larceny, two counts of petit larceny, reckless driving, and fail to obey a lawful command of a law enforcement officer.

Police say they can tentatively link him to two other vehicle tampering cases via property they recovered from the arrest.

No officers were injured and no police cruisers or other vehicles were damaged as a result of the crash.