High Speed Pursuits
A suspect who was brandishing a gun at a bar in Petaluma died in a fiery crash after fleeing from sheriff’s deputies Monday evening, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.
A San Jose man who allegedly drove a stolen vehicle was arrested after leading authorities on a vehicle pursuit that led to a crash and neighborhood search through Palo Alto early Sunday morning.
Authorities say a Watsonville man tried to shake a police car that was pursuing him by calling 911 to report a fake shooting.
An Oakland man has been arrested on multiple gun, drug and child endangerment charges for allegedly leading San Leandro police officers on a high-speed chase while his 18-month-old child sat unprotected in the front seat, a police spokesman said.
The California Highway Patrol is reviewing its policy on high speed pursuits in urban areas after two fatal police chases in downtown San Jose over the summer.