Bay Area Man Arrested for Alleged Armed Carjacking, Evading Police
A man has been arrested as the primary suspect in an alleged armed carjacking last week in the city of San Mateo.
According to a press release by the San Mateo Police Department, officers were dispatched to investigate a reported carjacking near 42nd Avenue and Edison Street on the afternoon of September 15th. The victim told officers that a male suspect had held him at gunpoint and ultimately stolen his van, described as a white Chevrolet.
Officers broadcast a be-on-the-lookout alert and a description of the van, as well as its plate number, throughout the county. Shortly thereafter, Brisbane PD officers reportedly located the van being driven on Northbound Highway 101 and initiated a pursuit, which continued into the streets of San Francisco. Brisbane officers maintained communication with all relevant law enforcement agencies throughout the pursuit, police said.
The chase ultimately came to an end at the intersection of Market Street and Octavia Boulevard in San Francisco. The driver, identified as 18-year-old Jose Ramirez Marquez, was arrested after an unsuccessful attempt to flee on foot, police said.
Ramirez Marquez reportedly faces several felony charges including carjacking, second-degree robbery, carrying a loaded firearm in public, and evading a peace officer with wanton disregard for public safety. He was booked at the San Mateo County jail.
It was unclear at press time whether Ramirez Marquez had retained an attorney. All persons arrested on suspicion of a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.