Carjacking suspect arrested after allegedly leading police on chase in stolen car
Calexico police have arrested a man after reportedly tracking a stolen vehicle to his residence, only for him to then lead them on a high-speed pursuit, according to a recent media release.
On the morning of June 8th, Imperial County Narcotic Task Force agents located vehicle stolen during a carjacking on the 2000 block of South Fourth Street.
As Calexico police officers were responding to the scene to take possession of the vehicle, agents saw the suspect in the carjacking — 27-year-old Jesus Diaz — get in the car and drive off on westbound Smoketree.
Police say that when Diaz saw patrol cars approaching, he fled at a high rate of speed, beginning a pursuit that at times reached up to 50 miles per hour with Diaz reportedly driving recklessly. He later abandoned the vehicle and tried to flee on foot in the area of Smoketree and 2nd Streets.
As they set up a perimeter, officers were soon alerted that Diaz was seen running into a nearby business. He was ultimately arrested on the 200 block of Mineo Road.
He has since been booked on suspicion of felony carjacking, felony evading, and resisting arrest.