A 39 year old Danville resident is facing felony charges after leading police on a pursuit Tuesday afternoon. According to Police Chief Steve Simpkins, the incident began in the 200 block of Ashley Circle just after 2 p.m. Officers were there to serve a felony no-bail warrant for auto theft on an individual identified as Jesus Hernandez, 39, Danville.
Hernandez was not home at the time, but arrived while officers were present and immediately fled the scene. A pursuit was initiated and culminated in Hernandez abandoning his vehicle and fleeing on foot in the 200 block of Stone Valley Way in Alamo.
A search of the neighborhood was initiated. Danville Police Officers, the Danville Police K9 unit and Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office deputies were involved in the search, along with the Sheriff’s Office helicopter. Hernandez was located and apprehended a short time later by the Danville PD K9. Hernandez received minor injuries during capture and was transported to John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, for treatment, and later booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.
During the search, both Stone Valley Middle School and Dorris Eaton School were placed in a precautionary modified lockdown with students able to be released to parents.
Hernandez is being held on the auto theft warrant, as well as additional charges of felony evading, felony evading a police officer by driving the opposite direction in traffic, resisting arrest, possession of dangerous drugs, and probation violation.