On Tuesday, the California Highway Patrol said just before 1:30 pm, the Pittsburg Police Department attempted to stop a Toyota truck within their jurisdiction when the driver fled from officers at a high rate of speed.
That is when Pittsburg officers deployed a Starchase, LLC tracking device and discontinued the pursuit.
A nearby Contra Costa County Sheriff Helicopter and CHP Airplane Air-37 arrived over the suspect vehicle and followed it from above. The suspect continued to flee through Contra Costa, Solano, Napa and Sonoma Counties. After the Contra Costa Sheriff Helicopter discountued their involvement, CHP H-32 arrived overhead.
Due to law enforcement monitoring from overhead, it allowed ground units to get into position and deploy spike strips. Once the vehicle became disabled by the spike strips, the suspect pulled to the shoulder and surrendered.
The vehicle was occupied by three occupants who have not yet been identified by CHP.
CHP said the Napa office and Sonoma Sheriff is investigating the incident as well.