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December 28, 2021
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Driver Flees From SLCPD Officers, Side-Swipes Two Cars

SALT LAKE CITY — Officers from the Salt Lake City Police Department are searching for the driver of a stolen truck after he collided into two cars to avoid being arrested.

This investigation started at approximately 1:54 p.m. on December 28, 2021 when SLCPD officers recognized a stolen truck parked in the area of 1800 South State Street. Officers also saw a stolen license plate on the truck. As officers approached, the driver immediately backed out of a parking space and side-swiped two cars, one being an unmarked police vehicle. Officers last saw the driver traveling northbound on State Street. Officers did not pursue.

Both vehicles sustained minor damage, and no injuries were reported.

The suspect vehicle is described as a 2008 Toyota Tundra with a camper shell attached. The truck is spray-painted black but was originally painted red.

The driver is identified as 27-year-old Tyce Robert Rasmussen.

Anyone with information about this incident or knows Rasmussen’s location should call 801-799-3000 and reference SLCPD case 21-237694.

Three photos from the crash scene are being released. The first two are of the unmarked SLCPD patrol vehicle. The suspect damaged the area directly under the gas tank and the front, driver-side wheel area. The second photo shows the passenger-side damage to a community member’s vehicle.

There are no additional details about this case to be released.