The Antioch Police Department announced the arrest of a 25-year-old male who led police on a pursuit early Friday morning in a stolen vehicle after causing a traffic collision.
According to Sergeant James Stenger, police were informed of the vehicle theft of a Ford F250 on Tuesday, July 26 just after 7:00 am at the corner of Meredith Way at Gentrytown.
This morning, at 7:30 am, Antioch Police received a call regarding possibly the same suspect burglarizing a vehicle at the corner of Putnam Street at the 3300 block of Meadowbrook Road.
Sergeant Stenger said officers responding located the stolen truck driving on G Street near Putnam. As officers attempted to catch up to the stolen truck the suspect ran a stop sign at G Street at Putnam street and struck a vehicle traveling through the intersection, causing minor damage to the other vehicle.
Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop and the suspect refused to stop.
Sergeant Stenger explained the officers pursued the vehicle onto SR4 and into the City of Pittsburg. The vehicle pursuit continued on surface streets in the City of Pittsburg until the suspect drove onto Piedmont Way which was a dead end street.
A police K-9 was used to apprehend the suspect when the suspect refused to follow commands to exit the vehicle and was attempting to free the vehicle from being stuck by accelerating the engine. The suspect was transported to a local hospital where he was medically cleared.
The suspect, who was not identified, was later booked into the Martinez Detention Facility with a bail of $169,000.
The incident is still under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Antioch Police Department non-emergency line at (925) 778-2441. You may also text-a-tip to 274637 (Crimes) using the key word Antioch.