Corner of Waltham and Belmont
CONCORD — The nighttime quiet of a residential neighborhood was shattered on Tuesday night by an erratic driver who abandoned a stolen car, and was pursued by police through several backyards.
The suspect, 21-year-old Jesse Adame of Pleasant Hill, smashed into two cars, before he was sniffed out by a Concord police K-9 unit, and arrested by officers on August 15.
Adame allegedly rammed the stolen car into a patrol car, jumped out of the vehicle and then ran away from police officers, who caught him with the help of a police dog.
The incident began when a police dispatcher received a report shortly before midnight that a car had been stolen in a commercial area on the 1500 block of Monument Boulevard.
Responding officers spotted the car a few minutes later near Waltham and Belmont roads, close to where the driver apparently crashed into a parked vehicle.
When officers arrived on the scene the man behind the wheel of the stolen car reversed backwards and hit the patrol car, which sustained some minor damage, police said.
The suspect fled from the car, but officers and the police dog searched the backyards of nearby residences and apprehended Adame.
Adame was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility, charged with vehicle theft, assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, and probation violation. Bail for his release was set at $95,000.