UPDATE: Police Pursuit Ends in Crash

Police on Tuesday morning found additional suspects hiding in a trash can and in a residence's backyard.

A suspicious vehicle spotted by an officer unexpectedly took off, sparking a short pursuit that ended with a collision and a search for suspects near the Portola Glen neighborhood, Livermore Police Lt. Matt Sarsfield said.

At around 10 a.m. Tuesday, a patrol officer reported a suspicious black Buick at the 3600 block of Montrose Place, near North Mines Road.

The vehicle sped off and an officer initiated a pursuit that followed the vehicle down Highland Street and onto Portola Avenue, Sarsfield said.

The pursuit ended when the driver of the Buick attempted to make a right turn onto Edinburgh Drive, from Portola Avenue, and crashed into a concrete wall.

The driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital. He was arrested on suspicion of evading police, Sarsfield said.

While additional officers responded to the pursuit, police were told that two additional suspects were outstanding and set up a perimeter along Edinburgh Drive from Portola Avenue to Highland Street.

Both suspects were found — one inside a trash can and another inside a nearby backyard, Sarsfield said. The two males were detained and taken back to the Livermore Police Department for questioning.

No other injuries were reported and the incident is under investigation.

Trevor Tooze October 10, 2012 at 11:27 PM
I agree that BART cannot be blamed for crimes in Livermore at this time, but it is a known fact that crime increases when a BART station is put into service. Everybody does not steal big screen TV's
Alex Dourov October 10, 2012 at 11:33 PM
What are you talking about?
Californicated1 October 10, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Mr. Tooze, So if we looked at the statistics that were put up for crime statistics that the Dublin PD put up for https://www.crimereports.com, then comes the next question, how much of that crime was actually due to BART? From what was reported yesterday, there are a cluster of car break-in's around the West Dublin-Pleasanton Station, and hardly any from the East Dublin-Pleasanton Station. And then there also comes as what is classified as "theft" in these reports, because there is one near the East Dublin-Pleasanton Station where if you click and get the details, at the corner of Dublin Boulevard and Dougherty Road, it is where somebody kited a bad check, so that crime may not be tied to BART but to somebody else. Too bad the Pleasanton Police Department does not post their statistics to this site. I would think with how the west station was tied to access to Stoneridge Mall you may find that there is a cluster, but given that it is a shopping mall that has been there before BART ever was, it may have already been a cluster of thefts and break-in's, especially around the holiday season.
George Fay October 11, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Kirk, seriously, do you really think they are etheopian royalty?
Californicated1 October 11, 2012 at 12:39 AM
Besides, when it comes to fake names, and even posting behind them, it is steeped in American History, especially when it comes to spreading views that may not be all too acceptable by everybody around them. For instance, 'Poor Richard's Almanack' was always authored by "Richard Saunders". It wasn't until after he died that it was finally confirmed that "Richard Saunders" was indeed Benjamin Franklin himself. Francois-Marie Arouet wrote all of his treatises under his pen-name, Voltaire, for which we know him best. And when they were written back in the 18th Century, they were highly offensive and subversive. Samuel Longhorn Clemons wrote under "Mark Twain", and much of his writing still is controversial to this day. And like Clemons, who traded on his fake name, John Irving Bloom trades on his fake name, "Joe Bob Briggs". Besides movies, he also comments on everyday life. Sometimes there is a reason to have a fake name, especially when you want to enjoy your privacy as a regular person. Marion Michael Morrison traded and performed under "John Wayne" and Norma Jeane Mortenson is "Marilyn Monroe". And then there are situations where you may be known for one thing, like Stephen King, for his horror stories, but publishes his non-fiction under "Richard Bachman". As for posting under an assumed name, it's actually our right, even under The Law.


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