A car theft suspect is currently under arrest after attempting to evade officers and leading them on a one-mile pursuit through Roseville, according to an official press release issued by Placer County Sheriff’s Office.
Michael Wayne Adams, 33, of Sacramento was reportedly arrested on charges of stealing a car, possessing stolen property and evading arrest. He was reportedly taken to the Placer County Jail in Auburn.
According to Placer County Sheriff, on Friday, January 9, the suspect — later identified as Adams — was driving aggressively with malfunctioning taillights along East Roseville Parkway at Eureka Road when a deputy spotted him. The deputy reportedly turned on his emergency lights and the driver sped off. The deputy followed the suspect for about one mile, until he crashed into a center median at Douglas Boulevard and Roseville Parkway. The suspect and his passenger both ran away from the vehicle, but the deputy was able to capture the passenger.
Around this same time, a citizen called 911 to report that a man was changing clothes at an office building at 3300 Douglas Boulevard, and was now wearing pink sweatpants. It is not known where the suspect found the pink sweatpants to change into.
Placer County Sheriff deputies and Roseville police officers reportedly surrounded the office building, and with the assistance of a K9 were able to find the suspect on the second story of the office building, where he was taken into custody.
According to Placer County Sheriff, the car the suspect had been driving had been stolen from Cameron Park.
According to available records, Adams has had two other recent arrests. In September, he was charged with inflicting corporal injury on a spouse or co-habitant and abuse in a domestic violence case handled by the Citrus Heights Police. In February he was charged with being drunk in public by the Sacramento Sheriff’s Department.