High-speed chase ends in crash at Marin Mall: cops

SAUSALITO, Calif. — A suspect who led authorities on a high-speed chase was arrested after crashing into a central bulkhead at a Marin mall Tuesday morning, Sausalito police said.

Jose Gabriel Oliva-Lemus, 35 of Oakland, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle, evading police in a vehicle, hit and run, reckless driving and resisting/obstructing officers, police said.

No injuries were reported, but Oliva-Lemus was taken to a local hospital for clearance before being taken to the county jail, police said.

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Oliva-Lemus was on probation for evading officers in Alameda County, police said.

Around 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, a license plate reader who identified the 2007 GMC Sierra Olivia being driven as stolen rushed the chase, police said. The vehicle was stolen in Oakland on March 21.

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Sausalito Police Department license plate recognition cameras informed authorities that the stolen vehicle entered Sausalito from the 300 block of Spencer, police said.

At approximately 8:47 a.m., the Sausalito police force. Mather located the vehicle on Spencer Frontage Road and attempted to make a police stop, but the vehicle failed to stop and started the pursuit while speeding down the northbound 101 Freeway, the police said. police.

A Marin County sheriff’s vehicle joined a Sausalito police vehicle in the pursuit that traveled about six miles and reached speeds of about 90 mph, police said.

The chase ended when the GMC exited the Paradise off-ramp in Corte Madera and crashed into a central concrete divider and lamp post in the parking lot of The Village shopping center, police said.

Oliva-Lemus was arrested after she attempted to flee from the crash site, police said.

The crash damaged the center splitter, lamppost, and GMC.

Sausalito’s license plate recognition camera program has recovered 63 stolen vehicles and led to 69 arrests since its activation in May 2017.

“The goal of the License Plate Recognition Camera Program is to increase public safety by using technology to alert law enforcement to wanted vehicles, improve post-crime investigation capabilities, and deter the crime by increasing the likelihood of identification of suspects,” the SPD said in a statement. declaration.

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