Originally published as a Hollister Police Department Nixle post –
“HOLLISTER, CALIFORNIA – October 22nd, 2021 – On October 18th, 2021, around midnight, Hollister Police officers engaged a 14 year-old male in a high speed pursuit that crossed San Benito County. The pursuit was terminated for public safety reasons, but the suspect was located soon after and arrested.
Around midnight, Officer Ramon Campos attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of Fourth St. and Rajkovich Way for driving without headlights on in the dark. As Officer Campos attempted to stop the vehicle, it sped away, engaging officers in a high-speed vehicle pursuit.
The pursuit lasted approximately 25 minutes and covered 34 miles of roadway throughout San Benito County. The suspect traveled at high rates of speed to San Juan Bautista and back to Hollister. Once the pursuit left the city limits, Hollister officers turned the pursuit over to the Sheriff’s Office but continued trailing the pursuit to it’s termination point. It was eventually terminated on Santa Ana Rd. near Hollister.
Officers conducted follow-up at the address of the registered owner, where they learned that the 14 year old son of the owner had taken the vehicle without permission. The juvenile was later located on a residential court off of Santa Ana Rd with the keys to the suspect vehicle in hand. The juvenile was booked at Juvneile Hall on charges including felony evading.
The case will be reviewed by San Benito County Juvenile Probation.
The police department would like to thank the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance with the safe resolution of this incident.”
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