September 23, 2023

A person suspected of driving a stolen Ford Econoline van was subjected to a taser and arrested Saturday afternoon in Hercules after trying to flee officers in a pursuit.

The suspect, a person in his 30s, is in custody after receiving hospital remedy. Police haven’t launched his identify.

The person was detected by an automatic license plate reader digital camera at about 2:45 p.m. Saturday as he was driving north on San Pablo Avenue and Tsushima Road, a semi-residential space just below a half-mile away from a Safeway grocery retailer.

Responding officers initiated a “high-risk” cease once they discovered the person exiting the allegedly stolen van within the Safeway car parking zone, however he fled on foot right into a forested hillside reverse the shop plaza, police stated.

One other officer driving south on San Pablo Avenue noticed the suspect fleeing and chased him to Refugio Creek, which runs by means of the hills alongside John Muir Parkway.

The suspect was carrying a searching knife in his waistband, police stated in a social media put up, and he “wouldn’t take heed to the officers’ lawful instructions.”

“The officer deployed his taser and the topic nonetheless tried to flee till one other officer arrived and he was in a position to be arrested,” police stated.

The suspect was already on parole for being in possession of a stolen automobile, authorities stated. The Ford van left parked in entrance of Safeway was in the end towed.