A 16-year-old Modesto male driver and his 20-year-old Ceres passenger were arrested at the end of a Wednesday, Sept. 7 high-speed vehicle pursuit.
At 9:58 a.m. Officer Eric Souza heard Officer Matthew Vierra was investigating the theft of a white 1996 Honda Civic and Officer Souza was provided with the license plate. Officer Souza located the vehicle as it was traveling on South Seventh Street near Pecos Avenue. The vehicle began to increase speed as Souza attempted to get behind it. The driver of the Honda reached southbound Highway 99 from South Ninth Street and sped off to nearly 100 mph, ignoring Officer Souza’s emergency lights and siren. The pursuit was monitored overhead by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s helicopter as it drove into the alley way in the 200 block of Roselawn Avenue in Modesto. When driver and 20-year-old passenger Jadon Andrade of Ceres fled on foot, officers captured them in a backyard.
Andrade was arrested and booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of auto theft, possession of a stolen vehicle and conspiracy to commit a crime.
The 16-year-old boy was booked into the Stanislaus County Juvenile Hall for auto theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, conspiracy to commit a crime, evading officers with a vehicle without regard for others’ safety, and evading officers in the wrong lanes of traffic.