One arrested, one at large in police pursuit, theft tools discovered

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One was arrested in a police pursuit that also led to the discovery of catalytic converter theft tools on Monday. According to the Hercules Police Department, one suspect is still at large. 

A police officer tries to make a traffic stop on a vehicle with no license plates. The driver refused to pull over and a slow-speed pursuit began through a residential neighborhood. 

The vehicle slowed down as it approached traffic, and the passenger of the vehicle jumped out and fled on foot. The pursuit eventually stopped due to safety concerns for pedestrians and motorists in the neighborhood, HPD said. 

The passenger is described as a white male wearing khaki pants, a black-hooded sweatshirt, and a backpack. 

Later, an officer located the suspect vehicle parked along Sycamore Avenue. The driver fled on foot into a nearby condominium complex and was located by the officers. 

A search of the suspect’s vehicle revealed shaved keys and tools commonly associated with catalytic converter theft, HPD said.

The passenger that fled on foot has not been located.


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.

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