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Suspect flees after attempted motorcycle theft

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ORONDO — An Orondo resident stopped a man trying to steal his motorcycle early this morning, but nearly got run over in the process.

The resident, on the 21700 block of Highway 97, went outside with a 9mm pistol after waking to the sound of a pickup truck in his yard at about 2 a.m., said Douglas County Undersheriff Don Culp.

When approached, the suspect dropped the motorcycle and tried to flee in the pickup, according to the investigating deputy’s…

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