Suspect Jailed after Driving Against Freeway Traffic

Suspect Jailed after Driving Against Freeway Traffic

WalMart parking lot, 3112 Santa Rita Road

PLEASANTON — Jailbird turkey will be served on Thanksgiving for a man arrested on several charges, after leading police on a chase and driving the wrong way on the 580 Freeway, unless he comes up with $140,000 bail.

Roberto Razo, 22, of Oakland, is charged with stealing a car, possession of a controlled substance, resisting an officer, evading an officer against traffic, child cruelty by inflicting harm, and receiving stolen property. His prior probation was revoked after he was booked last week at Santa Rita Jail. His next scheduled hearing is December 28.

A Pleasanton patrolman noticed four individuals entering a car at the Walmart parking lot located at 3112 Santa Rita Road, which had been reported stolen earlier from San Leandro. The officer tried to stop the driver who allegedly sped away, crossing over a center median and driving against oncoming traffic for about a quarter of a mile.

Police aborted a brief car chase in the interest of public safety, before the suspect abruptly pulled over to the shoulder, and all four individuals fled on foot running towards Rosewood Lane.

Police caught up with and detained three juveniles. A perimeter was set up and with the help of a police dog, officers located and arrested Razo, who was found hiding in a storage building.

Suspect Jailed after Driving Against Freeway Traffic was last modified: November 22nd, 2016 by admin
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