A suspect who fled the scene of a two-car crash on Stoneridge Drive was captured and arrested shortly after by Pleasanton police on Thursday afternoon.
An alert for a stolen truck out of East Palo Alto was received by Pleasanton Police Department dispatch about ten minutes before the arrest, which took place at approximately 2:30 p.m. The vehicle was spotted traveling westbound on Bernal Avenue approaching I-680, and, according to PPD, "when officers initiated a traffic stop, the driver refused to pull over and sped onto northbound I-680."
Officers then pursued the suspect, who "began driving recklessly on the right shoulder," until ending the chase around the area of West Las Positas Boulevard. Upon exiting at Stoneridge Drive, officers saw the stolen vehicle, which had been involved in a collision. The suspect fled the scene but was "quickly found" hiding in the bushes at a nearby Park & Ride parking lot.
The suspect, 30-year-old Sophia Ornelas from San Jose, was later booked at Santa Rita Jail for being in possession of a stolen vehicle, felony evading, and felony hit-and-run. None of the occupants in the other vehicle were seriously injured.
The California Highway Patrol is investigating the collision, per PPD's policy. Anyone with information is asked to call 931-5100.