A crash inside of an orchard in Hughson ended a Sunday evening police chase of a motorcycle rider who was speeding in Ceres and netted his arrest.
At 11:45 p.m., Ceres Police Sgt. Vince Hooper watched a black Suzuki motorcycle speed off from Whitmore Avenue and Mitchell Road toward Hughson and followed. The rider, Stephen Adams, 49, hit over 100 mph but the sergeant decided not to attempt stopping him, hoping he would slow down once he entered that city.
Sgt. Hooper activated his emergency lights and siren at Whitmore Avenue and Tully Road to make a stop but the Suzuki turned onto northbound Tully Road. A female passenger riding on the motorcycle looked behind to see the police unit and slapped Adams on the back to get his attention. Adams slowed down at Tully Road and Santa Fe Avenue to let the passenger off and then sped off again with Hooper in pursuit. Adams eventually turned northbound on Santa Fe Avenue from Hatch Road and tried to go into an orchard where he lost control and fell off.
Adams was medically treated and cleared at a local hospital and then booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of evading a peace officer with a vehicle with disregard for public safety and driving on a suspended license.