VACAVILLE — An attempted traffic stop Wednesday night led to a brief pursuit, the recovery of a stolen vehicle and one arrest in Vacaville.
Officer Mike Strachan saw a speeding car at approximately 11:35 p.m. on Alamo Drive near Rutherford Drive, according to a press release. Strachan tried to catch up to the vehicle as it turned onto Rutherford, heading north.
The officer followed the vehicle and saw it come to a stop on the 200 block of Fairview Drive, at which point the driver fled on foot and jumped a fence, heading toward Riverdale Drive.
Responding officers established a perimeter, and shortly afterward Alan R. Villa-Gomez, 22, of Compton, was found walking on Livingston Drive near Bergen Court. He told police he was in the neighborhood looking for his cousin’s house and said he was from Fairfield, but could not explain why he was out of breath, according to the release.
Vacaville dispatchers contacted the registered owner of the vehicle that was left on Fairview Drive. The owner said her car had just been stolen, according to police.
Police said that Villa-Gomez denied any involvement in a vehicle theft. Police said he did admit to smoking methamphetamine a few hours earlier, and that he allegedly displayed symptoms of drug use, according to the release.
Villa-Gomez was booked into the Solano County Jail on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance, police said. His bail amount was not recorded Thursday in the jail’s daily online booking log for the previous day.
The vehicle was returned to its owner.
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