A burglary suspect led Ceres Police on a wild and reckless attempt to get away from them Wednesday evening, March 28 after he appeared to be trying to break into cars.
Police were called at 10:22 p.m. about a suspicious man trying to break into a car in the 2200 block of Glasgow Drive. Officer Brian Petersen arrived and spotted a man who matched the suspect information driving a red four-door sedan near Glasgow and Myrtlewood Drive. Petersen got behind the suspect who then sped off toward Central Avenue and failed to yield to red patrol lights.
Suspect Rolando Solorio, 24, of Modesto, drove recklessly from the beginning taking another vehicle head-on in the southbound lane of Central Avenue and hitting the vehicle causing a pain to the occupants. Solorio ran a red light as he turned westbound onto Hatch Road. The suspect blew past traffic stopped for a red light at Richland Avenue by running through the open left lane. Atop the Hatch Road overpass Solorio entered the oncoming lanes of eastbound traffic. The car slowed to make a left turn into the dirt lot just west of the railroad tracks where he bailed on foot as the car rolled to a stop. Solorio jumped a chain-link fence and a wood fence in the 1500 block of Jim Way.
Officers set up a perimeter and found Solorio in the backyard of a home in the 600 block of Olivero Road near his listed residence. Solorio was uncooperative and denied being involved in any burglary. Solorio was unlicensed to drive.
Police found Solorio with a brass window punch. The car he was driving had been reported stolen in Modesto. The car owner was called to the scene where officers released it to him.
Solorio was booked for numerous felony charges including auto theft, possession of stolen property, evading police, and hit and run causing injury. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of burglary tools and driving without a license.