A car theft suspect led police and deputy sheriffs on a chase Monday morning through the Northern District before smashing a stolen car he was driving and made an unsuccessful attempt to escape on foot.
The 42-year-old man allegedly did not give up when Carlsbad police tried to detain him around 11:15 a.m., according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, which joined the chase after driving into nearby Encinitas.
Eventually the pursuit made its way east to Escandide, where the fleeing driver allegedly crashed into a fence and then jumped out and fled, the sheriff’s sergeant. This was stated by Jeremy Collis in a press release.
Deputies and police officers were able to quickly expel the man and take him into custody, Collins said.
Collins said the suspect, who was the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant, was jailed in Vista County Jail on suspicion of stealing cars, evading crime and possession of drug paraphernalia.