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Published on February 22, 2024
Felony Suspect Arrested After Multi-County High-Speed Chase Ending in Alameda CountySource: CHP Golden Gate Division Air Operations

Last evening, the California Highway Patrol's Golden Gate Division Air Operations were called into action to assist in a high-speed chase that started in Vallejo and ended in a suspect's capture in Alameda County. The relentless pursuit involved several law enforcement agencies and snaked through multiple counties, according to a statement from the CHP. The Vallejo Police Department initiated the pursuit of a suspect wanted on felony charges, sparking an intense manhunt.

CHP’s helicopter H-30 played a key role in the chase, as it provided aerial support while the suspect's vehicle weaved through the regions of Solano and Contra Costa before the pursuit came to an end in Alameda County. The pursued individual, wanted on an assault charge involving a bottle, found themselves going head-to-head with spikes that left the vehicle running on rims. This daring chase was also captured in real-time updates by Henry K. Lee, who noted the involvement of the CHP Oakland, CHP Hayward, and the golden bird eye in the sky, H-30. The chase made its wild path to Hwy 13 & I-580 in San Leandro, reported by Henry K. Lee.

The suspect's persistence was on full display, as despite the vehicle being incapacitated by spike strips, the driver continued to lead authorities on a chase across Hayward, finally coming to a stop near Mission and Sycamore. With law enforcement closing in, the individual steering the Chevy pickup, which became little more than a heap of screeching metal, decided to surrender. The Vallejo Police Department is set to conduct a full investigation of the incident to unravel the details of this felony chase.

In a view provided by the CHP's H-30, the drama unfolded from above as the Chevy pickup truck's driver tried to shake off officers, leaving behind a trail of rubber and desperation from Vallejo to Hayward. The helicopter remained fixed overhead, monitoring the suspect's erratic movements, while the ground units closed in. Near Mission & Sycamore, with their options dwindling and riding on sheer rims, the chase reached its conclusion. The CHP Golden Gate helicopter and officers from both the CHP Hayward and Hayward Police Department were present to take the suspect into custody, Henry K. Lee detailed the final moments.