Yuba City car chase leads to search in Hillcrest neighborhood
A routine traffic stop Saturday night resulted in a brief car chase and hour-long search for the vehicle’s driver and passenger, according to Sutter County Sheriff’s Department officials.
Dispatch logs indicate the initial stop was made at 9:55 p.m. on Bennett Way, and that a passenger from the car fled on foot, said Deputy Adrian Perez. The reason for the traffic stop was unclear. A report with details of the incident has not yet been filed, Perez said Monday.
The driver of the car proceeded to lead sheriff’s deputies on a two-minute chase into the Hillcrest neighborhood of Yuba City, where it crashed somewhere near the corner of Sherwood Drive and Park Avenue.
A K-9 unit was released to search for the suspects, and a California Highway Patrol helicopter on call nearby responded as well, said Perez.
No suspects were found, and on Monday, no information was available regarding their identity or the nature of the collision.