FPD: Man steals pizza delivery driver’s vehicle and flees police


The Findlay Police Department said a man stole a vehicle from a pizza delivery driver and led police in pursuit.

Police say the man, later identified as Christian G. Moreno, 32, of McComb, got into a Jeep Patriot that was left running outside Heavenly Pizza at 1404 North Main Street on Wednesday evening and left.

A GPS tracker in the vehicle tracked him and a police officer located him on G Street.

The officer attempted to stop the vehicle, but continued at slow speed and failed to stop at the intersection of Dayton Avenue and Tiffin Avenue.

The Jeep continued south on Dayton Avenue and turned into a driveway.

According to police, Moreno fled the vehicle and was found hiding in a garage, and was non-compliant and had to be tasered.

Police said Moreno has an active warrant through the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office.

The police department said the sheriff’s office indicated it would not incarcerate Moreno for theft of a motor vehicle, disrespecting an officer and resisting arrest.

Moreno has been released and charges are pending.

Hancock County Sheriff Michael Heldman said Moreno was not booked because the jail is still experiencing a shortage of corrections officers.

“The officer to inmate ratio is such that we think it’s a safety and security issue by not having adequate staff and working the number of hours people should be working to fit the level of prisoners, many would work 16 hours.”

The sheriff says the jail is looking to hire seven female correctional officers and two male officers.

Anyone interested in applying for a Correctional Officer position at Hancock County Jail should send their resume to him.

The address of the sheriff’s office is 200 West Crawford Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840.

The phone number is 419-424-7097 and the email is [email protected]


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