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    PD: Man wanted on multiple charges caused manhunt in Wilkes-Barre Twp.

    By Vivian Muniz,

    7 days ago

    WILKES-BARRE TWP., LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — A man wanted in Maryland fled from multiple officers in Luzerne County during a traffic stop, police say.

    According to the Wilkes-Barre Township Police Department, on May 11 officers pulled over a car with no license plate around 1:30 a.m. on Highland Park Boulevard.

    Police say they spoke to the driver, Louis Morales, 31, of Maryland, who admitted to not having a license. Officers asked Morales to exit his car and follow them to the cruiser. Morales complied until police say he overheard the dispatch radio state that he was wanted on multiple warrants in Maryland.

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    Morales then fled from the scene on foot causing officers to chase him through the Price Chopper parking lot on Wilkes-Barre Township Boulevard, eventually reaching a wooded area, investigators stated.

    Officers said Morales was able to make it back to his car and drive off leading to a high-speed pursuit. Morales led police on a chase until he abandoned the car on Saint Claire Street and began to run again on foot through backyards, as stated in the affidavit.

    Police reported that they lost sight of Morales and a manhunt began due to the serious nature of the crimes he committed in Maryland. As of June 10, investigators have not located Morales.

    Anyone with information on Morales’ whereabouts is asked to call 911 or message the Wilkes-Barre Township Police Facebook .

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