No-Contest Plea for Burglary, Police Evasion Suspect
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MONTEREY COUNTY — 33-year-old Timothy Callahan has plead no contest to an April 29th incident of commercial burglary, police evasion, and hit-and-run causing injury.
The DA’s Office notes that Callahan was also on probation for drug possession and battery on a peace officer at the time.
On April 29th, Callahan went into the Coach retail store in Carmel, gathered up nearly $2,000 worth of purses and various merchandise, and fled from the store. About a week later, on May 5th, he went back to the same store and did the same thing.
On June 12th, he went back and did it again.
That time, however, employees recognized him and tried to stop him, managing to take down his plate number in the process.
A short time later, a Monterey PD officer spotted Callahan in his car and attempted a traffic stop. Callahan hit the gas and the two were off on a chase, passing through Marina and into Castroville.
Callahan reportedly struck another vehicle in the process, injuring its driver.
Officers eventually managed to stop and arrest Callahan in Salinas.
He is due to be sentenced on July 28th in Monterey Superior Court and faces 3 years and 4 months in state prison.