Photo: scene from the arrest
Originally published as a Salinas Police Department Facebook post –
“On 7/13/2021 at 1:04 AM in the area of W. Laurel Dr. and Tyler St, officers observed David Jimenez Delgado (20) driving with his lights off. Officers initiated a traffic stop but Delgado failed to yield, and a pursuit was initiated.
Delgado drove westbound on Laurel Dr. to Calle del Adobe and turned south on Boronda Rd. Delgado drove to the dead end and turned eastbound on the dirt road parallel to the train tracks.
Delgado was driving a Jeep Wrangler 4×4 and crossed over the tracks continuing eastbound on the south side of the train tracks towards the train station. Officers continued on the north side of the tracks because the patrol vehicle could not traverse the tracks.
Delgado reached the train station and the officers could no longer pursue Delgado. They provided the suspect vehicle’s direction of travel to other officers in the area.
Officers observed the suspect vehicle stop on the train tracks, above the intersection of E. Market and Front St. The vehicle was disabled because its left rear tire was damaged. Delgado was next to his vehicle and was taken into custody without incident. Officers found .357 caliber ammunition in the vehicle. No firearm was located.
Delgado claimed he fled because he had warrants out of Washington. He had no valid CDL, his Washington driver’s license was revoked, and he had no warrants. AMTRAK shut down the tracks for 58 minutes. The length of the pursuit was 3.46 miles and lasted for six minutes.
Delgado was transported to county jail and booked on evading, driving without a license and trespassing.”
Evading a Peace Officer Arrest was last modified: January 5th, 2023 by