Jul 28, 2014
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A police pursuit that went from West Oakland to Richmond early Sunday ended after the suspects’ vehicle encountered a dead end on Marina Bay Parkway, where construction of an underpass named after a fallen cop has blocked the roadway, police said Monday.

The incident unfolded about 3:30 a.m. when Oakland cops were pursuing a vehicle into Richmond that contained three kidnapping suspects, police Sgt. Nicole Abetkov said.

When the suspects reached Richmond, the Oakland Police Department requested the assistance of local police, Abektov said. After getting off the freeway, the suspects traveled west on Cutting Boulevard, then turned south onto S. 23rd Street, which eventually becomes Marina Bay Parkway.

The suspects wouldn’t get far, as the parkway in that area has been closed due to construction of the Officer Bradley A. Moody Memorial Underpass. Moody was killed in 2008 after crashing his patrol car while responding to a call.

The driver of the suspect vehicle stopped the car at the construction site and fled on foot but was arrested by Richmond cops a short distance away, Abetkov said.

“The other two occupants of the vehicle remained inside the car and were taken into custody without incident,” she added.

OPD arrived a short time later and took custody of the three suspects.

Looks like Moody, who was known for his incredible work ethic and dedication, continues to make Richmond a safer place even after his passing.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.