Suspect Leads Police in Pursuit from Danville to Pleasanton

Danville Police pursued a suspect at high speeds from Danville to Pleasanton late Saturday night.

According to Lieutenant Allan Shields, officers responded to the 700 block of San Ramon Valley Blvd at 11:43 p.m. Saturday evening after a citizen called reporting a suspicious vehicle that was “casing” the area.

Shields says the suspect vehicle immediately attempted to flee the scene when officers arrived. Officers gave chase, but the suspect failed to yield to their lights and sirens.

Officers pursued the vehicle for about 30 minutes at speeds up to 90 miles-per-hour before it came to a stop on a dead end road in Pleasanton. At one point, the vehicle appeared to be going in circles: it would travel down highway 580, exit at Hacienda Dr, speed into downtown Pleasanton and get onto highway 680 before repeating the route.

Danville Police, their K9 team, a San Ramon Police K9 team, officers from the California Highway Patrol and Pleasanton Police were all involved in the pursuit. At one point, a CHP vehicle attempted an unsuccessful “PIT” maneuver on the suspect vehicle. Pleasanton Police also prepared a “spike strip” vehicle stopping device at an intersection, but were not able to use it.

Shields says the suspect was ultimately arrested for evading police, possession of burglary tools, probation violation, and driving on a suspended license. The driver was booked at the Martinez Jail.

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