APD Arrested the Suspected Driver of a Car Who Led Police in car Chase the Night of • Atascadero News


ATASCADERO — A 17-year-old was arrested on Tuesday in Paso Robles, by the Atascadero Police Department. Police believe the teen was armed, officer of a car that fled from police Friday night and crashing to the outside of the Motel 6 in Atascadero.

From the information obtained in the first incident, Atascadero police department detectives identified and later arrested the driver who allegedly fled from APD officers, on the 19th of July.

On the 21st of July, the Atascadero police department detectives, with the assistance of the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department and the Paso Robles Police Department, the suspect in the Town of Paso Robles.

The suspect, a 17-year-old Paso Robles resident, was placed under arrest without incident.

A search of the area in the first incident, the suspect’s residence was conducted, and the weapon is still outstanding.

The suspect was booked at the San Luis Obispo County Juvenile Services, on suspicion of felony evading arrest, felony resisting arrest, felony hit-and-run and violation of probation.

At approximately 11:11 am on July 19, an Atascadero police officer, carried out an inspection of a vehicle in Paloma Creek Park parking lot, located in the 11600 block of Camino Viejo.

During the inspection, the driver fled in the vehicle, and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The chase ended when the driver crashed into a light pole at the intersection of El Camino Real and the Santa Rosa Road.

The driver fled from the crash in the direction of a Motel 6, with what appeared to be a firearm in his possession. The other occupants of the vehicle, all juveniles, have been arrested.


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