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Car thefts investigated

SPRINGVILLE — Police are investigating a string of car thefts in Springville and Utah County following the arrest of a 21-year-old man Thursday morning.

Police arrested the man after a brief chase just after 9 a.m. Thursday when a Jeep Wrangler was reported missing by a Utah County resident.

The man is being held at the Utah County Jail for investigation of possession of stolen property and evading police.

Springville Police Lt. Dell Gordon said police are investigating whether the man had any connection with two cars reported stolen Wednesday night in Springville.<