5:30 p.m. update via Livermore Police Department —
On February 6, 2013, at approximately 1:35 p.m., a Livermore Police officer observed a suspicious vehicle in the Springtown neighborhood near WindingStream Drive. The vehicle was being driven by Todd Michael (DOB: 12/03/64 from Baypoint, CA). As the officer was circling back to check on the suspicious vehicle, he observed a male subject carrying a backpack near a residence. That male immediately threw the backpack over a fence and then jumped over the fence into a residential yard on WindingStream Drive. The officer began setting up a perimeter and circled back to the suspicious vehicle. The vehicle was now occupied by Michael and Ramon Caudle (DOB: 09/23/83 from Baypoint, CA). The vehicle immediately fled from the officer and a pursuit was initiated as the officer believed the subjects were involved in a residential burglary.
The suspect vehicle drove through the residential neighborhood and eventually turned N/B on N. Vasco Road. The suspect vehicle fled N/B at a high rate of speed traveling out of Livermore. A CHP officer was on Vasco Road, north of Livermore and took over the pursuit. The pursuit traveled N/B on Vasco Road and the occupants began throwing property out of the windows as the vehicle continued to flee. The pursuit continued N/B on Vasco Road and then turned E/B on Camino Diablo Road and traveled into Byron. Caudle jumped out of the vehicle as it was traveling on Byron Highway. The suspect vehicle continued to flee and eventually lost control and struck a power pole on Camino Diablo Road near Bixler Road. Michael suffered minor injuries in the collision and was taken into custody for residential burglary and for fleeing from the police. Michael was transported to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries prior to being booked at Santa Rita Jail.
Officers from Livermore PD, the Dublin CHP office, Contra Costa County CHP office, and the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s office all converged on the area to search for Caudle. A CHP helicopter assisted in the search. Caudle was located in a field west of Byron highway by a Contra Costa Sheriff Deputy and his K-9 partner. Caudle failed to follow officers’ instructions and he was bitten by the K-9 prior to being taken into custody. Caudle was arrested for residential burglary. Caudle was transported to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries prior to being booked at Santa Rita Jail.
The suspect vehicle was a rental car. No officers were injured during this incident. LPD officers recovered the property that was thrown out of the suspect vehicle during the pursuit. Additional suspected stolen property was located in the suspect vehicle after the pursuit ended.
LPD officers responded to the neighborhood where Michael and Caudle were first seen. Officers located one residence that was the victim of a burglary. It is anticipated that other residents in the area may return home to find that they were the victim of a burglary. At this time LPD officers continue to investigate this incident.
The Livermore Police Department wants to thank the Dublin and Contra Costa County CHP offices for their assistance as well as the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s office for their help during this incident.
While this incident was occurring, a resident who lives on Hibiscus way in Springtown returned to their home after having been gone and saw two unknown males inside the home burglarizing it. The resident contacted LPD. As officers arrived on scene, they were able to locate Shane Singleton (DOB: 09/24/93 of Livermore) fleeing the area on foot. Officers took Singleton into custody and he was positively identified as one of the suspects in the burglary. The second suspect was not located. Singleton was booked into custody at Santa Rita Jail.
4:15 p.m. update via Bay City News Service —
Two men were arrested this afternoon after leading police on a multi-county chase that ended in a crash near Byron Highway, a police sergeant said.
The pursuit began in Livermore this afternoon after police attempted to stop a suspect vehicle linked to a burglary, Livermore police Sgt. John Hurd said.
The chase continued with assistance from multiple law enforcement agencies and ended in East Contra Costa County near Byron Highway after the suspect vehicle crashed, Hurd said.
One of the suspects suffered minor injuries.
Hurd said the car's driver and passenger were arrested on suspicion of fleeing from police and burglary.
Original post —
Livermore officers appear to have been involved in a high-speed pursuit this afternoon, according to Patch readers posting on our Facebook page.
The reported police chase began around 1:40 p.m. on Vasco Road, where multiple police cars and an officer on a motorcycle were seen "flying" down northbound, according to readers.
The vehicle officers were chasing reportedly ran a red light, almost hit a reader's car as he crossed Vasco Road on Garaventa Ranch.
The reader provides further details in this e-mail to Patch:
Vehicle also almost hit students crossing Vasco in the crosswalk...This individual almost killed students coming home from school and almost broadsided my car on the side where my thirteen year old daughter was sitting.
Readers report students from nearby Christensen Middle School were attempting to cross the street when the pursuit came zipping through the area.
A Patch reporter is working to get further details from officials and we will update this story as more information is made available.
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