One arrested after pursuit, manhunt in Vacaville


A man wanted in connection with a violent crime in Fairfield was arrested by police in Vacaville after a brief pursuit and manhunt on Wednesday.

The pursuit started around 9:30 p.m. after patrol officers in Vacaville spotted a vehicle that was connected to an armed robbery in Fairfield.

Police attempted to pull over the car near the intersection of Elmira Road and Peabody Road, but the suspect took off, leading officers on a short pursuit that ended up on Shasta Drive.

The suspect managed to slip away from police after he turned his car onto a residential street. Officers later located the vehicle in front of a home on Cascade Drive, but by then the suspect was gone.

Residents on nearby Arrowhead Drive reported seeing someone matching the suspect's description hopping a fence and attempting to break into a car, but police were unable to track down the alleged robber based on those tips.

A California Highway Patrol helicopter circled the scene for about an hour, but was unable to locate the suspect. The helicopter left around 10:30 p.m., and police ended their search about a half-hour later.

Fairfield police officers were called to the scene to examine the vehicle that was abandoned by the suspect. Police were not sure if the suspect was armed at the time of the pursuit; no firearm was located inside the vehicle.

Around midnight, officers learned the suspect might be in a vehicle on eastbound Interstate 80. Police executed a traffic stop on the vehicle near Meridian Road, and the suspect was taken into custody without further incident.

The identity of the suspect has not been released as of early Thursday morning.

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