PD: Suspect steals city truck, crashes into garage

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Kent Raisanen, 32 arrested for stealing a city truck in Phoenix (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Kent Raisanen, 32 arrested for stealing a city truck in Phoenix (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Mug shot of 32-year-old Kent Raisanen. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Mug shot of 32-year-old Kent Raisanen. (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Raisanen attempted to pull into a garage near 24th Street and Camelback Road but the clearance was too low and the truck crashed into the roof. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Raisanen attempted to pull into a garage near 24th Street and Camelback Road but the clearance was too low and the truck crashed into the roof. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
Raisanen faces charges of car theft, criminal damage and assault with a deadly weapon. His bond was set at $50,000. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Raisanen faces charges of car theft, criminal damage and assault with a deadly weapon. His bond was set at $50,000. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

A man is in jail after stealing a City of Phoenix work truck and crashing it into a garage on Saturday afternoon, according to Phoenix police.

A city worker saw 32-year-old Kent Raisanen steal the truck near Central Avenue and Washington Street and began following it.

The Phoenix police helicopter located the vehicle and began following it as officers responded to the call.

[MUG SHOT: Kent Raisanen]

While Raisanen fled from officers, he nearly hit a pedestrian after driving onto the curb. The victim stated if he did not jump out of the way, he would have been hit and killed.

Raisanen also smashed into a concrete planter causing damage and ran a red light to avoid officers.

Raisanen attempted to pull into a garage near 24th Street and Camelback Road but the clearance was too low and the truck crashed into the roof.

[PDF: Original police report on Kent Raisanen]

Officers were able to take Raisanen into custody without incident.

Raisanen faces charges of car theft, criminal damage and assault with a deadly weapon. His bond was set at $50,000.

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