Police are currently searching the Adelaide Hills after a silver Holden sedan was stolen from Clarendon this morning.
About 1.20am on Monday, police spotted a black Holden ute travelling through Seaford.
They caught up with the car when it stopped in a service station and a passenger got out.
When police tried to speak to the driver he allegedly provided a false name before taking off at speed.
Police pursued the car for a short time before terminating the chase.
The ute was last seen travelling south on Main South Road.
Just after 4.20am police and emergency services were called to a property on the corner of Foggo Road and Chalk Hill Road, McLaren Flat after reports a trespasser had been sighted running west on a property on Chalk Hill Road
Police cordoned the area and observed the man hiding in a paddock.
Officers allege he was non-compliant when they confronted him; they capsicum sprayed him, but he ran into nearby vineyards.
A short time later, a white Toyota Landcruiser was stolen from a property on Twentyeight Road.
When police approached the car it allegedly rammed into the police vehicle and drove away.
The officers were not injured, but did not pursue the Landcruiser at that time.
About 7am police found the Landcruiser had been dumped in Clarendon, and found a silver 2005 Holden sedan, with SA registration CC635S, had been stolen a short distance away.
The stolen Holden has some front-end damage, and was last seen heading out of Meadows toward Strathalbyn.
Police patrols and the police helicopter have searched the area but the car but has not been seen since.
- Police ask anyone with information that may assist the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report on line at www.crimestopperssa.com.au. Anyone who sights the silver 2005 Holden sedan, SA registration CC635S, is asked not to approach and to call the police assistance line on 131 444, or 000.