Three people accused of carjacking a vehicle in San Jose led multiple law enforcement agencies on a pursuit on the freeway until ultimately crashing in Pleasanton and getting arrested earlier this week.
The incident unfolded just before 12:30 a.m. Wednesday when a carjacking was reported in the 4000 block of Avignon Lane in San Jose, according to Sgt. Enrique Garcia of the San Jose Police Department.
"Three suspects assaulted an adult male victim and fled in the victim’s vehicle," Garcia said. The vehicle was later located by San Jose police officers but the driver allegedly fled on northbound Interstate 680.
SJPD officers pursued the vehicle, with California Highway Patrol officers providing assistance, according to Garcia.
The vehicle would eventually crash at the Bernal Avenue exit in Pleasanton, and the occupants fled on foot, according to Garcia. Pleasanton police officers assisted in the search -- which included aerial support from the SJPD "AIR 3" unit.
The three suspects were apprehended, and one handgun was located, according to Garcia. The arrestees, whose names were not released, were described as two men and one male juvenile.
They were booked into Santa Clara County Jail and Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall, Garcia said.
Pleasanton police officials confirmed the department assisted in the incident, but deferred comment on case specifics to SJPD.