The driver of a stolen Toyota Camry led California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase down I-680 and onto westbound Highway 24 Wednesday before abandoning the car in Orinda and fleeing on foot.
No description of the driver was immediately available as police, concerned by the Camry’s 120mph evasive action, pulled back out of concern for public safety.
After a brief tour of Lafayette the driver abandoned the car west of St. Stephens and may have fled into the Orindawoods area. Police have sealed off much of the area and have asked for canine tracking teams.
A sheriff’s helicopter is overhead. We’re getting multiple calls, folks, and will update this story here or on our Facebook page as necessary, without giving away police positions as they maneuver.
UPDATE: A man believed to be the driver of the vehicle in question has been taken into custody (8:50 p.m.).