Lopez mugshot

HAZLETON, Pa. - Hazleton police say they've nabbed an alleged porch pirate, but not before he led them on a chase that injured an officer.

Police say it all began in the area of Hemlock Street when an officer saw a passenger in a car take a delivery package from a porch.

Police tried to stop the car, but it sped off and crashed.

The driver and passenger ran off.

The passenger, Jose Lopez, was captured. He was already wanted on drug charges.

Police say an officer was hurt while running after Lopez. The injury is not serious.

Police are working to identify the driver.

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