Assault case led to police pursuit from SF to Martinez

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An assault led to a police chase in San Francisco. 

On Sunday, around 5:52 p.m., officers responded to a report of an assault in the 600 block of Filbert Street. 

At the scene, police found the suspect and tried to detain him. However, he was able to escape and fled in a vehicle. 

A police chase ensued and according to police, the suspect threw an unknown object out of the car and towards the officers in pursuit. 

No injuries were reported. 

The pursuit continued onto the freeway where the California Highway Patrol officers took over the chase. 

The chase eventually ended in Martinez and CHP officers arrested the suspect. 

The distance from San Francisco to Martinez is approximately 35 miles, which includes the Bay Bridge.

The identity of the suspect was not disclosed by authorities.

The investigation remains active and anyone with information is asked to contact SFPD at 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and begin the message with “SFPD.”


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.