Two Arrested, One at Large After Chase of Stolen Vehicle

August 25, 2014 16:02 pm · 22 comments

Two suspected car thieves were arrested Sunday night and one remains at large after a police chase starting in Antioch ended with a crash in Lafayette, police said today.

Shortly before 7 p.m., Antioch police attempted to stop a stolen car, but the driver fled onto state Highway 4, where officers lost sight of the vehicle, according to Lafayette police.

Police said California Highway Patrol officers spotted the car and continued the chase down Mount Diablo Boulevard in Lafayette.

The chase ended when the suspects crashed the car near the intersection of Mount Diablo Boulevard and Second Street.

Officers detained two of the suspects, but a third fled the scene and could not be found.

Police on Sunday night described the fleeing suspect only as a male wearing red shorts who was last seen jumping fences near the scene of the crash.

The CHP is leading the investigation into the incident and following leads in an attempt to identify the outstanding suspect.

Badger August 25, 2014 at 4:41 PM

Out of Antioch. Shocker.

Walnut Creek Resident August 25, 2014 at 5:10 PM

Dummies. Thank you Lafayette Police Department and all other authorities. I’m sick of these punks put him in jail and throw away the key!!

Julio August 25, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Badger, there are punks everywhere. Even Walnut Creek, Lafayette and Discovery Bay and Orinda. Have a nice evening.

Buffy August 25, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Does anyone have a picture of the car? Outs was stolen Wednesday.

Anon August 25, 2014 at 6:10 PM

This comment censored due to political climate in this sanctuary state.

Anonymous August 25, 2014 at 6:41 PM

Off subject but the video of the crook using the electronic door opener just made Drudge report.

Tom August 25, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Just find the guy regardless of race, class, religion, sexual orientation, political party.

And put him a neutral colored jail cell. A male wearing red shorts doesn’t exactly narrow it down.

. August 25, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Here’s some fun for you, buy a cop a cup of coffee and ask about how AB-109 has affected what they do. How often are criminals convicted in court only to be released after serving a mere fraction of their sentence.

Property criminals are routinely shoved out of county jails statewide because of AB-109 which changed sentencing on 500 crimes in this state. Any sentence handed down is Automatically Cut in Half and it mandates most convicted Felons serve their sentences in County Jail.

There are convicted Felons now serving MULTI-YEAR sentences in County Jails which leads to overcrowding, forcing early release of misdemeanor criminals because of jail overcrowding caused by AB-109.

Keep in mind this November a State Senator running for Congress voted for AB-109 and helped it become law.

Marianne August 25, 2014 at 7:57 PM

What idiots! Great job pd!

Cobra August 25, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Crime is a disease, and I’m the cure.

That is One Slow Thief August 25, 2014 at 10:33 PM

never understood the AB-109 logic; cheaper for these people to re-offend and go through the system twice? How about making these crooks pay for their own arrest, court fees and incarceration for a change? I’m tired of footing the bill for these creeps and I’m tired of them driving the wrong way on Highway 4 causing accidents with minimal consequences while the people they’ve harmed are paying major consequences for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. I think the Police should bail and not do these highspeed chases. Too dangerous. Need more helicopters.

William Hung August 25, 2014 at 10:40 PM

A real guy would not wear Red shorts. probably a transvestite or someone on heavy drugs!

hau'olichic August 25, 2014 at 11:08 PM

is there a car description? I almost got hit by an idiot speeding (over 100mph) on hwy 4 from antioch to concord. left me shaking for a bit!

@ Buffy August 26, 2014 at 5:33 AM

If your car had been recovered, you would have received a phone call from the Department you reported it stolen to and/or the CHP.

Dr. Jellyfinger® August 26, 2014 at 8:28 AM

@ hau’olichic – No, any mention of color might be politically incorrect.

Sick of it August 26, 2014 at 8:39 AM

AB-109 means Catch & Release and these pukes know it. The “no spankings” generation of unaccountability is in full bloom. Crap “music” is cool, the no job thug is the cool guy now.
When are the libs going to figure out their ideas would work on some other planet.

@hau'olichic August 26, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Was the car that almost hit you an older red acura? I almost got hit by one on Sunday at 730 p.m. on hw 242. Several chp units were in pursuit.

Anonymous August 26, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Tom is right. With the help of DeSaulnier crooks are not where they belong, it’s a joke on us, by the Dems , who love criminals so much that four legislators have been arrested, the latest for DUI, rest for bribery .

Concordejet August 26, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Walnut Creek Resident:

I am with you, throw them in jail and throw the key away. Losers!!!!!

red short? dose that mean their pants are on fire? true, real people do not wear red short. criminals wear red short cause they think they are hot stuff. red honda, red short what next?


antioch shocking???? are you out of your mind? it actually earth shocking!! because crimes are everywhere.

Hau'olichic August 26, 2014 at 9:54 AM

It was a charcoal color car. Went so fast I didn’t see what make/model.

James August 26, 2014 at 12:50 PM


I was on 242 at the same time and saw the same red Acura being pursued. Never saw if the various APD cars chasing it ever caught up to him.

LogicalMama August 29, 2014 at 1:01 PM

I know who’s car it was. Out of Oakland

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