The Roseville Police Department recently made arrests in two separate cases in the Lead Hill area that both occurred on Tuesday, March 4 according to an official report.
At 1 am on March 4, an officer reportedly began to make a traffic stop on a car traveling from Riverside Avenue to eastbound I-80. Instead of stopping, the car reportedly sped away, leading the officer on a short pursuit, which reportedly ended when the suspect crashed his car into a light pole on Sunrise Avenue and Eureka Road.
The driver then reportedly abandoned his car and ran in Miner’s Ravine, causing officers to search the area for about 45 minutes. A K9 from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department reportedly located the suspect hiding in a berry patch near the creek.
Phillip Virgil Mays, 35 of Lincoln, was reportedly arrested on suspicion of evading a police officer with reckless disregard for public safety, possessing methamphetamine and burglar’s tools, and other related charges.
Then later that morning at 10:46am, officers reportedly found a stolen car from Tulare County in the 300 block of North Sunrise. Officers were then able to locate and arrest the driver, who was nearby.
Salvador Vera Cervantes, 47 of Lindsey, was reportedly arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft, being a felon in possession of a firearm, and related charges.