Sacramento police arrest stolen fire department vehicle suspect after standoff, using pepper balls

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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A 32-year-old man suspected of stealing a Sacramento Fire Department pickup truck on Saturday night was taken into custody after police shot pepper balls into the vehicle during a standoff in north Sacramento, police said. Police said the Ford F-150 truck was reported stolen from Sacramento Fire Department Station 12 on 24th Street in the South Land Park area around 8:39 p.m. The truck is often used by Sac Fire’s emergency medical services captain, fire officials said. With the help of a police helicopter, officers located the vehicle near R Street and 30th Street, police said.The driver failed to yield so police began a pursuit and then used spike strips and a PIT maneuver to stop the suspect, police said. As of 9:43 p.m., the vehicle became disabled near Fairfield Street and Calvados Avenue in north Sacramento, police said. But the suspect inside the vehicle was not following commands, according to police. Police said around 10:20 p.m. that the person was taken into custody.In an update later Saturday night, police said officers had deployed less-than-lethal pepper balls into the pickup. The suspect left the vehicle and was safely taken into custody, police said. This is a developing story. Stay with KCRA 3 for the latest. See more coverage of top California stories here | Download our app.

A 32-year-old man suspected of stealing a Sacramento Fire Department pickup truck on Saturday night was taken into custody after police shot pepper balls into the vehicle during a standoff in north Sacramento, police said.

Police said the Ford F-150 truck was reported stolen from Sacramento Fire Department Station 12 on 24th Street in the South Land Park area around 8:39 p.m.

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The truck is often used by Sac Fire’s emergency medical services captain, fire officials said.

With the help of a police helicopter, officers located the vehicle near R Street and 30th Street, police said.

The driver failed to yield so police began a pursuit and then used spike strips and a PIT maneuver to stop the suspect, police said.

As of 9:43 p.m., the vehicle became disabled near Fairfield Street and Calvados Avenue in north Sacramento, police said. But the suspect inside the vehicle was not following commands, according to police.

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— Sacramento Police Department (@SacPolice) May 19, 2024

Police said around 10:20 p.m. that the person was taken into custody.

In an update later Saturday night, police said officers had deployed less-than-lethal pepper balls into the pickup. The suspect left the vehicle and was safely taken into custody, police said.

This is a developing story. Stay with KCRA 3 for the latest.

See more coverage of top California stories here | Download our app.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.