Officers were called to the scene at about 6 a.m. on Dec. 25. Even after the vehicle was severely damaged in the crash, the driver fled the area in the Ford F150 pickup truck.
Police learned the truck left the roadway, struck a tree and came to rest against the house. The houses block foundation and exterior brick wall was damaged.
The stolen vehicle has since been recovered, but the driver has not been identified. The matter remains under investigation.
Tips to prevent vehicle theft:
-Do not leave your vehicle running: Under no circumstances should you leave your vehicle unattended while running with the key in the ignition. Automatic car starters are not a problem; they are designed to shut off if attempts are made to steal the vehicle.
-No spare keys: Do not leave a spare key hidden in the vehicle. Thieves look for spare keys, and once they break into your vehicle they know all the hiding spots. You can get a spare key holder for your wallet or purse.
-Lock your vehicle: Always check that the doors and windows are shut and locked when you park your vehicle.