BAKERSFIELD — A routine traffic stop ended with two felons in custody after one of them led police on a high speed chase through streets of Bakersfield on Thursday morning.
According to the Bakersfield Police Department, the incident began when a an off-duty officer tried to pull over a vehicle on Truxtun Avenue around 7:30 a.m. on January 16. The passenger, 23-year-old Daniel Peckboth surrendered to police, but the driver Philip Hildago fled the scene on foot. A couple of blocks away, Hildalgo then carjacked a gardening truck with a trailer, pushing one of the owners of the truck to the ground.
Police said, Hildago then led them on a chase through central Bakersfield, throwing gardening tools from the trailer into the road along the way. The chase eventually merged on to Highway 99, and ended on Golden State Avenue when police said the truck broke down.
After Hildago was arrested, police said they found a firearm located in the alley where he was seen running way from the initial traffic stop. Officers also said when they apprehended Hildalgo they found ammunition on him that was consistent with the confiscated gun.
Hildago was taken to the Kern County Jail and booked on charges of felony evading, resisting arrest, carjacking, possession of a controlled substance, an ex-felon in possession of a firearm/ammunition and various other firearms related charges. Peckboth was booked for violation of probation. The owner of the truck suffered unknown injuries.
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