San Pablo PD goes 3-for-3 in suspect pursuits

San Pablo PD goes 3-for-3 in suspect pursuits
Photos courtesy of the San Pablo Police Department.

In three separate incidents within a 24-hour period starting Tuesday afternoon, suspects tried to get away from pursuing San Pablo police officers — one by foot, one by bicycle and another on a motorcycle.

In all cases, arrests were made.

The first incident unfolded Tuesday afternoon, when officers attempted to stop a man fleeing a business who had been banned from a business. Officers quickly caught up to him and placed him under arrest.

Then, just after midnight, officers attempted a traffic stop on a motorcycle and the rider fled at a high rate of speed, and on the wrong side of the road. Officers terminated the pursuit due to the public safety risk, but a California Highway Patrol helicopter was able to track the rider. Officers managed to arrest the suspect at a dead-end road.

Later Wednesday morning, police tried to stop a bicyclist riding around with bolt cutters on his back. He too decided to flee on his bike, and would eventually ditch the bike and jump some fences.

Officers set up a perimeter, and the suspect surrendered once he knew he was surrounded. During a search, officers located several burglary tools, including a window punch, a shaved key, and other tools of the trade, police said.

All three men were booked into county jail for various crimes.

“These 3 unlucky people were just three of a total of 13 people were proactively arrested in the past 24 hours, as our officers worked hard to keep the city safe,” police said.