Alleged burglar leads police chase in stolen truck


A man who stole a truck and attempted to burglarize two other vehicles led police on a chase Tuesday in Antioch and Pittsburg that ended in the man’s arrest, police said Friday.

Officers responded after dispatchers learned that a person stole a Ford F250 truck just before 7:08 a.m. at Meredith Way and Gentrytown Drive.

Another person called at 7:36 a.m. to say that the same suspect was burglarizing a vehicle at Putnam Street and Gentrytown Drive, according to police.

Then another person called at 7:39 a.m. to say the suspect was burglarizing a vehicle in the 3300 block of Meadowbrook Road.

Responding officers located the Ford on G Street near Putnam Street where the suspect ran a stop sign and struck a vehicle as officers attempted a traffic stop, police said.

The vehicle the Ford struck sustained minor damage.

The suspect drove onto state Highway 4 into the City of Pittsburg and onto city streets until he stopped on Piedmont Way, a dead end street, according to police.

The suspect drove into a stop sign, knocking down the sign and tried to drive through a fence into a field, but got stuck in loose gravel.

Police released a K-9 to detain the suspect who revved the engine to flee and failed to get out of the Ford at officers’ commands.

The suspect was treated and released from a hospital before being booked into the county jail on $169,000 bail.

Anyone with more information about the incident is asked to call the Antioch Police Department at (925) 778-2441 or text a tip to 274637 using the keyword Antioch.

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