Fleeing Car burglary Suspect leads to Chevy’s area Lockdown
Oakland & Emeryville Police working with CHP have lifted a lockdown order for the area surrounding Chevy’s after a pursuit that started in Oakland. A police helicopter issued a “Shelter-in-place” order for some of the surrounding buildings including the nearby Towers office complex. Police, aided by K-9 units, pursued a man on foot who was reportedly a known car burglar and gang member.
East Bay Regional Park police responding to break-ins at Roberts Regional spotted the suspect in a Chevrolet Traverse rental on Skyline Boulevard at about 3:50 p.m. The officers then pursued the suspect who led them on a vehicle chase through Oakland that concluded in the Emeryville Chevy’s parking lot. The suspect then fled on foot.
EPD issued a Nixle alert and Oakland CHP tweeted the following advisory at 5:21 PM:
— CHP Oakland (@CHPoakland) September 26, 2015
The suspect was later identified as 27-year-old Ricky Joseph. Joseph is described as a known gang member and is believed to be responsible for a series of car burglaries. He is described as 6′ 1″ and weighs approx. 210 pounds. Police are continuing to search for Joseph who is still at-large.
We will update this post as new information becomes available.
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