Suspect Arrested After Evading Police in a Stolen Car. Additional Stolen Vehicle and Suspects Outstanding
Photo: scene after the chase
Originally published as a San Mateo Nixle post –
San Mateo, CA – Early Wednesday morning, San Mateo police officers located and arrested a suspect associated with auto theft and other charges after a short pursuit ended in a collision. Officers located the suspect after he fled on foot with the driver of a getaway car. The stolen vehicle and at least two additional suspects are being sought by police.
On Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 4:14 a.m., San Mateo Police Department officers were called to the 100 block of 19th Avenue on report of a stolen vehicle, a white 2019 Toyota Tacoma truck.
As officers began saturating the area, they noticed a black Toyota Camry leaving the nearby area at a high rate of speed northbound Leslie Street from Gum Street.
Knowing there is typically a getaway car and crew used for certain crimes, officers pursued the Camry. The suspects failed to stop when signaled by police, leading them on a short vehicle pursuit.
While turning onto 17th Ave. from Leslie St., the suspect lost control of the vehicle and drove onto a telephone pole guidewire causing the car to land in an upright position against the pole. Both suspects (driver and passenger) leapt from the vertically standing Camry and ran northbound from officers. Additional officers set up a perimeter and conducted a thorough search for the subjects.
The passenger was located and arrested at El Camino Real / 16th Avenue. In his possession was drug paraphernalia and keys belonging to a Ford, Toyota, Volvo, and other unmarked keys. Officers learned the Camry had been stolen out of San Francisco.
The driver of the Camry was not located and is currently outstanding. He is described as an adult Hispanic male wearing a red and black sweatshirt, that had since been discarded. The stolen Toyota Tacoma and associated driver are still outstanding as well.