S.F. man arrested after East Bay car chase

Police have identified Kenny Roberts, a 24-year-old San Francisco man as the suspect who led authorities on a 30-minute high-speed chase on highways and city streets of several East Bay cities this morning before being arrested.

Roberts, who was driving a Mitsubishi Eclipse stolen from South San Francisco, has been booked on charges of vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, felony evasion and parole violation, Dublin police Lt. Glenn Moon said.

He also had two outstanding warrants for his arrest, a $250,000 warrant from San Mateo for domestic violence and a $10,000 warrant out of San Bruno for resisting arrest.

The chase initiated at around 12:20 a.m. when Roberts drove through a red light almost striking a marked police car near Dublin Boulevard and Dougherty Road in Dublin, according to Dublin police Sgt. George Lytle. The suspect then fled, driving onto Interstate Highway 580, according to Lytle.

The pursuit brought authorities on I-580, Interstate Highway 680 and several city streets in Dublin, Castro Valley and Sunol before ending in Pleasanton when the suspect's vehicle lost a wheel near the intersection of Hopyard Road and West Las Positas Boulevard, Lytle said.

Roberts was apprehended following a short foot chase, according to Lytle.

“Luckily, even though the pursuit was longer than normal, it turned out well,'' Moon said. “No one was hurt and the suspect was caught.''

Pleasanton police officers, Alameda County sheriff's canine units and a California Highway Patrol helicopter aided Dublin police throughout the pursuit.

One Dublin police officer experienced light-headedness after the chase and was transported to a local hospital but has since been released, Lytle said.

Roberts was taken to county jail in Dublin.

— Bay City News

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