Two people were arrested after a vehicle pursuit and brief foot chase in Danville Friday morning, according to police Lt. Allan Shields.
The incident began shortly after 10 a.m. when an officer attempted to stop a 2000 Honda Civic on Sycamore Valley Road at San Ramon Valley Boulevard, Shields said, the driver instead attempting to flee the scene.
Officers briefly lost sight of the Honda but, thanks to an alert citizenry who pointed out the direction the fleeing vehicle had taken, found it in a parking lot at 700 Ynez Circle, where another group of “alert citizens” again pointed out the direction two fleeing suspects had taken.
Police set up a perimeter and initiated a search, finding a suspect identified as Amy Ramos, 23, of San Leandro, hiding in a nearby van. Danville K9 Rony tracked the second suspect, identified as Christopher Ramos, 27, of Danville, to a nearby home where he was found hiding in the garage.
Both were taken into custody without further incident, according to Shields. The suspect’s relationship to one another was not given. Their vehicle was found to have been stolen in Livermore on May 18, police said.
Christopher Ramos was charged with driving a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, felony evading police and evading while driving the wrong way. Amy Ramos was charged with possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia and a felony probation violation.
Both were taken to and booked at the Martinez Detention Facility, according to Shields, who praised the assistance of residents who pointed out the direction of flight the pair had taken.
“This was a great example of the community partnering with the police to stop crime,” Shields said. “I am very grateful for the alert citizens who helped in finding and apprehending these individuals.”