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Published on March 01, 2024
Lafayette PD Pursues Oakland Suspect and Sacramento Accomplice in High-Speed Chase After Series of RobberiesSource: Google Street View

Chaos erupted Wednesday afternoon when Lafayette Police were called to the scene of a robbery at a local fast-food joint. The heist took place on the 3500 block of Mt. Diablo Boulevard, as reported by the Lafayette Police Department. The suspects didn't stop there; they were also tied to earlier armed robberies in Solano and Marin Counties.

At approximately 2:12 PM, a Lafayette officer spotted the getaway car, a suspected participant in the cross-county crime spree. The suspects then led police on a high-speed chase after being sighted on westbound Highway 24. Heading toward El Sobrante, the pursuit quickly turned south on Camino Pablo.

The high-speed chase came to a grinding halt when the suspects' vehicle crashed on San Pablo Dam Road, colliding with an oncoming motorist after losing grip on the road. The Lafayette PD swiftly apprehended two individuals: 24-year-old Jajuan Ojeda of Oakland and 39-year-old Aevra Traylor of Sacramento.

Adding a chilling layer to the event was the discovery of a 7-year-old boy in the car, later identified as the son of the driver. The suspects now face not only robbery and evasion charges but also child endangerment. In a twist none could foresee, both were found to be already marked by multiple warrants for their arrest. The affected motorist from the collision received medical attention as a precautionary measure, reflective of the potential for this incident to have reached even graver consequences.

The Lafayette PD continues to delve deeper into the case, and their investigation is ongoing. Ojeda and Traylor are currently booked at the Martinez Detention Facility, facing the grim reality of their actions.