A man and two women were arrested early Thursday morning (March 10) after a car chase that began in the parking lot of Canada College in Woodside. The incident included two collisions with Sheriff's Office patrol cars before it ended with a foot chase in San Bruno.
Alexander Reyes, 24, of San Bruno is in jail on suspicion of felony charges of assault on a deputy, hit-and-run that caused an injury, eluding a police officer and violating parole, the Sheriff's Office said.
Alexander Reyes (San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)
Myra Ochoa (San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)
Breiza Sandoval (San Mateo County Sheriff's Office)
As a consequence of the vehicle collisions, Mr. Reyes and a deputy were treated for minor injuries at a local hospital and released, deputies said.
The incident began when deputies in two patrol cars pulled into a parking lot at Canada Community College shortly after midnight.
As one of the deputies attempted to contact the occupants of a white Dodge Durango SUV, the Durango's driver put the vehicle in reverse and collided with a patrol car as the deputy was trying to leave the car, deputies said. Mr. Reyes was driving the Durango, deputies said.
The Durango's driver then drove at the other patrol car "at a high rate of speed," and narrowly missed hitting a deputy, according to deputies. With both patrol cars still drivable, the deputies gave chase and pursued the Durango north on Interstate 280 to the San Bruno Avenue exit.
With the assistance of other law enforcement agencies, deputies followed the Durango into residential San Bruno neighborhoods, where the Durango again collided with a patrol car, this time on Kains Avenue.
The pursuit continued on city streets until the Durango lost its right front tire and came to a stop in front of a motel in the 1100 block of El Camino Real in Millbrae, deputies said.
The Durango's occupants fled from the vehicle and deputies followed on foot. "All three suspects were quickly located and taken into custody," deputies said.
Deputies are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact Sgt. Daniel Guiney at 650-363-4680 or send him an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The anonymous tip line is also available at 1-800-547-2700.