Solano Deputy Injured In High-Speed Pursuit of Car Thieves

Solano Deputy Injured In High-Speed Pursuit of Car Thieves

One suspected car thief in a high-speed chase that ended when a Solano County deputy in pursuit crashed and was seriously injured pleaded not guilty to four felony charges on January 27. Edward D. Asis, 27, was ordered to return to court on February 13th to schedule a probable cause hearing related to his case.

Fairfield police and other authorities think that Asis was driving the stolen car with Desiree B. Bello, 20, in the passenger seat along Highway 12 on the evening of January 1. Solano County Rick Mroz identified the car and gave chase. The pursuit ended at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Highway 12 in downtown Fairfield. It was there that Deputy Mroz lost control of his patrol car and hit a light pole.

Deputy Mroz broke both legs and fractured his pelvis in the crash. According to the latest reports he is making steady progress in recovering from his injuries, which were not life-threatening. The car Asis was driving soon became disabled near Deputy Mroz’s crash site. Fairfield Police and Solano County Sheriff’s deputies thereupon quickly captured Asis and Bello.

Asis posted bail quickly after his arrest. Bello is still lodged in the Solano County Jail. She has pleaded not guilty to a single count of stolen property possession. She will be back in court on February 12.

Read More:

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Solano Deputy Injured In High-Speed Pursuit of Car Thieves was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
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