Burglary Suspect Arrested after Fleeing Twice from American Canyon PD
Photo: Fairfield Inn, American Canyon
AMERICAN CANYON — A suspected burglar who attempted to flee twice from police was arrested on September 30th. He is presently being held in custody in lieu of $100,000 bond.
Charles M. Johnson, 25 of Vallejo, was chased about four miles before he was caught. Officers first tried to contact him at the Fairfield Inn & Suites, located at 3800 Broadway in American Canyon.
The call came in after 11 p.m. concerning a suspicious man in the parking lot. He was spotted peering into parked cars acting an awful lot like a burglar.
When officers showed up the driver of an SUV immediately sped away. One officer even had to jump out of his way to avoid being hit.
With police in pursuit, Johnson drove through red lights at speeds up to 100 mph. However, this car chase soon ended when Johnson crashed into a fence in Vallejo.
Then Johnson attempted to flee a second time. He started running away, but he apparently changed his mind when he spotted a K-9 unit tailing him.
Johnson was taken into custody in Vallejo by American Canyon PD. While checking his ID, they learned that Johnson was on probation in Sacramento County and out on bail in San Mateo County.
For is latest arrest Johnson was provided with accommodations in Napa County Jail. His faces charges of burglary, possession of burglary tools, and assault with a deadly weapon.