Two-hour Car Chase Ends with One in Custody

Two-hour Car Chase Ends with One in Custody

BAKERSFIELD — One man is in custody after leading police on a long car chase through the streets of Bakersfield on Thursday night.

Erick Arrellano, 23, of Bakersfield, was booked into the Kern County Jail for felony evading, felon in possession of ammunition, resisting arrest, participation in a criminal street gang and parole violation.

According to the Bakersfield Police Department, the incident began at around 6 p.m. on Jan. 14, when officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 400 block of Union Avenue.

“The driver later identified as Arrellano, refused to comply with the officers,” said Public Information Officer Gary Carruesco, “and a pursuit took place.”

The chase, Carruesco said, lasted for approximately two hours, before eventually coming to an end when Arrellano’s vehicle became disabled on Stockdale Highway just west of Enos Lane in southwest Bakersfield.

A police K-9 was called in to assist in the apprehension of the suspect,” Carruesco said, “who was subsequently arrested without further incident.”

Arrellano has a lengthy criminal history in Kern County, including pleading nolo contendere to burglary in 2010, taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent and possessing a controlled substance in 2011.

He was sentenced to four years at Wasco Juvenile Hall for the burglary charges, but served just under one and a half years.

Two-hour Car Chase Ends with One in Custody was last modified: January 15th, 2016 by admin
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