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Falls man accused of stealing pickup arrested in chase

NIAGARA FALLS – Police said they charged a Niagara Avenue man with stealing a pickup Friday after he was spotted parking the vehicle and running off.

Rasaun L. Blackmon, 22, of Niagara Avenue, was apprehended after a short foot chase in the 4600 block of Hyde Park Boulevard about 5:30 p.m., according to police, who noted an officer suffered minor injuries in the chase.

Police said Blackmon, who tried to throw away the pickup keys as he fled, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, first-degree criminal possession of stolen property, third-degree assault, fourth-degree criminal mischief and resisting arrest.