A 28-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday evening, Jan. 29 after he led police on a short chase in a stolen vehicle.
At 11:50 p.m. Officer Christian Izquierdo stopped a white Chevy Sonoma pickup for traffic violations on S. Ninth Street just north of Hatch Road. Izquierdo approached the pickup and spoke to driver Daniel Pena Hernandez of Modesto/Lodi for a short period of time before he accelerated away. The pickup was determined to be stolen from Manteca.
The chase went into Modesto before it ran over spike strips deployed by Officers Matt Johnson and Kevin Sakasegawa, which caused it to slow down so they could utilize a pursuit intervention technique (PIT) to bring it safely to a stop. Hernandez ran away from the vehicle but was quickly apprehended by Officer Izquierdo.
Hernandez was charged with felony evading, vehicle theft, possession of stolen property, resisting arrest, and driving without a driver’s license. He also had a total of seven outstanding arrest warrants for resisting arrest, auto theft, grand theft, domestic violence, possession of stolen property, evading police and child abuse. He was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center.