First, a grass fire got neighbor’s attention near the Moraga Country Club, we broke away for a chase that ended in Walnut Creek, and then Moraga had a pursuit of its own as Lamorinda police fell in behind a suspected carjacking vehicle near Campolindo High School.
The suspect vehicle ran south through town, crashing into at least one parked civilian vehicle, before coming to a halt near Shuey and Rimer drives – the occupants fleeing on foot. Officers are believed to have recovered two weapons thrown from the fleeing car during the chase.
The suspects, described as black males in their teens, fled into the surrounding neighborhood and were believed to have taken to the creek bed behind Deerfield Drive, dozens of residents contacting this site with inquiries and information as police closed in – setting up a perimeter with an East Bay Regional Park District “Eagle” helicopter flying overwatch.
One suspect self-surrendered to officers at 4:33 p.m., coming out of the creek bed with his hands raised. He was taken into custody by officers with long guns.
A second suspect, believed to be dressed in lighter colored hoodie and jeans, was also reportedly seen jumping fences and “hunkering down” in the creek bed.
Police are working to locate that individual. This site is not certain, nor are we certain police are certain, how many additional suspects may be at large but a person matching that description was detained while walking in the area of Rimer and Shuey at around 5:30 p.m. A THIRD person was detained at gunpoint by a police officer after he was reported walking, muddy and disheveled, in the 100 block of Walford Drive just before 7 p.m.