Vehicle Pursuit Suspect Reportedly Impales Leg on Security Gate While Running from Police
The report below also briefly describes a second, unrelated incident involving a suspected pipe bomb.
Originally published by the Vallejo Police Department:
On October 16, 2023, our officers spotted a stolen 2018 brown Infiniti Q50 traveling westbound on Tennessee Street near Vervais Avenue.
Our officer positioned his patrol vehicle behind the Infiniti and activated his overhead emergency lights and siren. However, the Infiniti’s driver accelerated, leading our officer on a high-speed pursuit.
The driver of the Infiniti eventually pulled over near the California State University Maritime Academy (CSUMA). Upon stopping, two adult males exited the vehicle and fled from the scene. These two men ran toward CSUMA’s gated dorms and attempted to jump the gate to evade capture.
Unfortunately, the driver struggled to get over the gate as one of his legs became impaled on a security spike. The passenger evaded capture due to the driver’s immediate need for medical attention.
The Vallejo Fire Department and Medic Ambulance arrived and successfully removed the driver’s leg from the security spike. He was then transported to a local hospital for medical clearance before incarceration.
While searching the immediate area for evidence, our officers discovered a loaded, unserialized firearm near the vehicle. This firearm was sent to a lab for DNA analysis.
The owner of the Infiniti was promptly contacted and informed about their vehicle’s status. The owner arrived at the scene shortly after being notified and took possession of their Infiniti.
On October 25, 2023, a vigilant citizen observed a suspicious object that appeared to be a pipe bomb on the 3500 block of Sonoma Blvd. and reported it to the Vallejo PD.
Officers rushed to the scene and immediately evacuated everyone to a safe distance. The area was secured, and our officers prevented anyone from entering the closed-off area.
The Napa County Sheriff’s Department Hazardous Device Team responded and deployed their explosive ordnance disposal robot, which safely detonated and disposed of the suspicious object.
Both of these cases are still ongoing investigations. Anyone with information on these cases is asked to contact the Vallejo PD’s Detective Division at (707) 648-4524 or email@example.com.