Police Catch Man with Help from a Firetruck Ladder and an Airplane

Police Catch Man with Help from a Firetruck Ladder and an Airplane
Photo: Villatoro surrenders

CONCORD — There was high drama last weekend, when police arrived at an apartment complex to serve a pair of arrest warrants. One individual fled from an apartment. The chase that resulted unfolded like the climactic scene from a crime drama—featuring a firetruck ladder and an airplane.


Going to get Villatoro

On November 24th at approximately 5 p.m., officers were preparing to serve arrest warrants to two individuals. They met resistance when they arrived at an apartment complex located on Hillsborough Court. The occupants inside an apartment refused police entry, which resulted in officers having to break down the door.

Before officers entered, a man sought by police for drug-related charges fled from inside the apartment. He ran outside to a balcony and climbed onto the roof, leaving behind his companion.


Coming down

Inside the apartment, officers arrested 32-year-old Sarah Barela Gleason. She was taken into custody for a burglary without any further incident.

Meanwhile, police pursued the man who fled, and eventually they closed in on him. The chase featured officers running up an extra-long ladder of a firetruck. Overhead, California Highway Patrol officers inside a surveillance plane assisted police on the ground.

With help from the CHP, Concord police apprehended the man identified as Kevin Villatoro, 42. Officers cornered Villatoro on the rooftop where they took him into custody.

Concord police received assistance from the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District, which provided the ladder truck.

Photos: Concord Police Department

Police Catch Man with Help from a Firetruck Ladder and an Airplane was last modified: November 29th, 2018 by admin
Categories: Contra Costa
Tags: burglary

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