Originally published as a Redwood City Police Department Nixle post –
“On Tuesday, October 27th, 2020, at approximately 11:33 PM Redwood City Street Crimes Suppression Team Detectives attempted a traffic stop on a motorcycle for a vehicle code violation on the area of Maple Street and Blomquist Street.
The rider of the motorcycle, later identified as Jose Juan Chavez, failed to yield and proceeded to the dead end of Maple Street, where he fell off the motorcycle while attempting to ride along a footpath. Chavez attempted to flee on foot but was quickly apprehended.
While attempting to flee, he was observed discarding a loaded firearm. A search of Chavez revealed he was in possession of methamphetamine for sale with a gross weight of 2.5 lbs.
Chavez was arrested and booked into the San Mateo County Jail on several felony and misdemeanor charges, including felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance while armed, possession of a controlled substance for sale, and evading a peace officer.
Anyone that may have additional information regarding this incident or the previous incident is encouraged to contact Redwood City Police Detective Sergeant Russ Felker at 650-780-7627 or the Redwood City Police Department’s Tip Line at 650-780-7107.”
This information is approved for distribution by Investigations Division Commander, Lieutenant Casey Donovan, Redwood City Police Department.