HOLLISTER—Authorities with the Hollister Police Department arrested Reynaldo Reyesurbina, 19, of Hollister after he led them in a pursuit through the streets of Hollister.
On Thursday July 5 at around 3:30 a.m., while investigating a report of vandalism at the Safeway store, Hollister Police Sergeant James Weathers spotted a suspicious vehicle in the area. When he attempted to stop the vehicle the driver refused to yield. Other officers with the Hollister Police Department along with deputies from the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office joined the pursuit. The chase ended at the 1300 block of Westside Boulevard as the vehicle driven by Reyesurbina developed mechanical problems.
“Speeds were reaching up to 50 miles per hour in the chase through the streets of Hollister,” Hollister Police Captain Carlos Reynoso said. “We are just happy that no one was hurt during that early morning chase.”
While in contact with the suspect, authorities located what appeared to be a stolen item. They were able to trace the item back to the rightful owner. The victim of the burglary had not noticed that the item, that was taken earlier that evening, was missing until the police made contact with him that morning.
Reyesurbina was booked in the San Benito County Jail for evading arrest with disregard to public safety, driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, possession of stolen property and driving without a driver’s license. His bail has been set at $47,000.
The Hollister Police is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Officer Erik Morris at 831-636-4330. Person wishing to remain anonymous can call WeTip at (800) 78-crime. Information provided to WeTip may qualify for a reward.
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