Wild Peninsula car chase ends in teen’s arrest, two at large 

A 15-year-old burglary suspect was arrested Tuesday after allegedly leading police on a wild 90 mph car chase on the Peninsula in which he tried to mow down pedestrians.

The stolen silver 1996 Honda Accord containing three burglary suspects smashed into moving and parked cars during the chase on Middlefield Road at 11:30 a.m., according to the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said they halted their chase “when it appeared that the driver of the vehicle was purposely leaving the roadway in an attempt to hit pedestrians.”

Police located the Honda abandoned in Menlo Park at 11:34 a.m., deputies said. A search of the area turned up one of the three suspects near the intersection of Shirley Way and Gilbert Avenue, they said.

The suspect, whose name is not being released because he is a juvenile, had been reported as a missing person from East Palo Alto, deputies said. He was booked into the San Mateo County Youth Service Center for assault with a deadly weapon, theft of a vehicle, felony evading without due regard for public safety and burglary.

The other two suspects remain at large.

Cops said they found loot in the Honda that had been burglarized from a home.

The chase began after a Redwood City cop followed the stolen car, which had been registered out of Mountain View. Sheriff deputies said they joined the pursuit at 11:21 a.m. in the area of Marsh and Bay roads in Redwood City.

A sheriff deputy said he attempted a traffic stop, but the stolen vehicle did not stop — instead continuing down the street at 15 mph. Then the chase heated up, heading southbound on Middlefield Road at speeds as high as 90 mph.

Cops are seeking the public’s help in arresting the other two suspects.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Sheriff’s Detective Lisandro Lopez at (650) 363-4055 or the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Anonymous Tip Line at (800) 547-2700.


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