Suspect Arrested, Car Speeds Away with No Lights

Suspect Arrested, Car Speeds Away with No Lights

Daniel Vasquez

PLEASANTON – A suspicious vehicle driving slowly through a residential neighborhood in the predawn hours with its headlights turned off led to the arrest of a man and teenage boy on Saturday, a collision with a police car, and an aborted freeway chase.

Police responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle discovered several unlocked parked cars near Hamilton Way and Arlington Drive, which had their contents rummaged through.

Officers soon noticed a car parked on Lansing Court at 4:23 a.m. with its interior lights on, where they found two Palo Alto residents inside the car—which didn’t belong to them. Both were detained and questioned, before the owner was located and signed for a citizen’s arrest for prowling.

Daniel Vasquez, 25, who was found in possession of suspected methamphetamine, was then arrested at 5:10 a.m. Vasquez was booked on January 7 at Glenn Dyer Jail, charged with possessing a controlled substance, possessing burglary tools, giving false information to police, and prowling.

A 16-year-old boy who was with Vasquez was also arrested, but shortly afterwards he was released to his guardian with a notice to appear in court.

Officers finally located a 2005 Nissan Altima at 6:28 a.m. matching the description of the previously reported suspicious vehicle; parked nearby on Amber Lane, occupied by two suspects who started driving away as officers approached and crashed into a police car.

Officers pursued the car on to Freeway 680 northbound and when the driver exited on Bernal Avenue and re-entered Freeway 680 driving southbound. Police aborted the chase near Sunol Avenue in the interest of public safety, due to the high speeds and inclement weather conditions.

The suspicious vehicle was last seen speeding southbound on Freeway 680 with its headlights turned off. Upon further investigation and license plate check, police determined the owner of the Nissan lives near Vasquez, whom they arrested earlier.

Police are seeking witnesses with information concerning any of these incidents and investigating possible associated crimes involving these suspects. Tips can be reported at 925-931-5100.

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