A high-speed police chase through the streets of Redwood City Tuesday was discontinued after the driver of the suspect vehicle collided with other cars and purposely left the road to hit pedestrians but ended with the later arrest of a juvenile related to the chase and a previous home burglary, sheriff deputies reported yesterday.
At approximately 11:21 a.m., a Redwood City police officer was following a stolen silver 1996 Honda Accord registered out of Mountain View with three Hispanic male occupants in the area of Marsh and Bay roads. A sheriff’s deputy joined the pursuit and attempted a traffic stop but after going 15 mph south on Middlefield Road, the car jumped to 90 mph to evade officers, according to police.
After the pursuit was suspended, Menlo Park police spotted the car abandoned on the 200 block of Marmona Drive at 11:34 a.m. One 15-year-old suspect was located near the intersection of Shirley Way and Gilbert Avenue, according to police.
A search of the stolen vehicle revealed property taken from an unreported residential burglary. The victim of the burglary was contacted and a check of his house confirmed that it had been burglarized. The victim’s description of his missing items matched those found in the vehicle, according to police.
The arrested juvenile was a reported missing person from East Palo Alto. He was booked into the San Mateo County Youth Services Center for assault with a deadly weapon, theft of a vehicle, felony evading without due regard for public safety and burglary, according to police.
Anyone who may have witnessed this event or who believes they may have information concerning the investigation are encouraged to contact Sheriff’s Detective Lisandro Lopez 363-4055 or the anonymous tip line at (800) 547-2700.