K-9 deputy Ronin helps Sheriff’s Office, CHP apprehend vehicle theft suspect
Above: K-9 deputy Ronin poses for a photo / Placer County Sheriff’s Office
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of a felony vehicle theft suspect who allegedly led CHP on a pursuit.
Late on the night of Friday, October 30, CHP requested assistance from Placer County Sheriff’s deputies in apprehending a suspect who was leading them on a high-speed pursuit out of Gold Run.
Deputies managed to intercept the suspect’s vehicle as he traveled toward westbound Highway 50, deploying a spike strip to disable the tires and successfully ending the pursuit near the Weimar Institute.
From there the suspect, identified as 25-year-old Plinio Calderon, took off on foot, refusing commands to surrender and instead running into the woods. CHP’s aerial unit AIR23 located him quickly, providing updates to Sheriff’s deputies on the ground.
Ultimately, deputies sent in K-9 Ronin to apprehend Calderon. During the arrest, deputies reportedly found a pistol magazine in Calderon’s pocket and a loaded pistol on the ground nearby.
Calderon was later booked on suspicion of felony evading, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, possession of methamphetamine, and resisting arrest, in addition to his outstanding felony warrant.