Suspected motorcycle thief crashes in Delhi

January 1, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
Authorities in the North Valley have arrested a man for leading them in a chase in a stolen motorcycle, which ended in a crash in Delhi.

It all started in the area of El Capitan and Third Street Monday afternoon. Merced County sheriff's officials said a deputy tried to stop the suspect after seeing him riding without a helmet. But the suspect took off, riding at high speeds, which caused him to lose control and crash into a curb.

He was taken to the hospital where he's being observed for possible head injuries. When the suspect is released, he faces charges of possession of a stolen vehicle.