VALLEJO (CBS SF) — A stolen vehicle suspect in Vallejo was arrested after a police chase Wednesday and an attempted escape which involved holding a home’s residents at gunpoint until they forcefully disarmed him.
Vallejo police said an officer attempted a traffic stop on a stolen 2013 silver Hyundai using lights and sirens, but the car took off instead and led the officer on a chase along streets in East Vallejo.READ MORE: Bay Area Health Workers Cheer Newly-Approved 1-Shot Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
During the chase, the officer swerved to avoid a collision and hit a metal fence, resulting in minor injuries to the officer, police said. The Hyundai also collided with a Toyota 4 Runner with two people inside but there was no word of any injuries.
The driver, identified as 24-year-old Randy Saitz, eventually fled on foot and entered a nearby residence on the 400 Block of Hilton Street while armed with a loaded gun, police said. The residents of the home were held hostage momentarily, but they took action to defend themselves, resulting in the suspect being disarmed and injured, police said.READ MORE: Antioch Gas Station Shooting Leaves Man Suffering Life-Threatening Injuries
A responding officer entered the home and proceeded to tase the suspect, police said. Saitz was arrested and taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries.
Police said Saitz was also suspected in a hit-and-run on October 30 that followed another police chase of a stolen vehicle. The chase ended after the suspect began driving the wrong way on Redwood St. but the driver continued on and collided with a car, injuring two people inside.MORE NEWS: Hundreds Rally in San Mateo to Denounce Violence Against Asian Americans
The suspect fled on foot and was not captured.