MPD makes carjacking stop, arrests three teens

MARTINEZ, Calif. – Three teenagers were arrested Sunday after Martinez Police stopped a car suspected of being taken last week in Oakland in a reported carjacking, according to the agency’s news announcement.

Martinez Police dispatch received a notice at 4:15 p.m. Sunday from a fixed automated license plate reader on Alhambra Avenue at Paso Nogal Road about a white Honda Civic that had been taken Nov. 19 during a carjacking in Oakland, the statement said.

Officers Ian Leong and Chuck Buda saw the car going north on Alhambra Avenue near John Muir Road. Leong tried to stop the car. Instead, the motorist drove on, the department statement said.

The officers followed the Honda west on California Highway 4 into Hercules. The driver of the Honda then doubled back, hitting a curb before heading east on Highway 4.

The motorist finally stopped at Highway 4 and Franklin Canyon Road, where he and two passengers were taken into custody.

California Highway Patrol and Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office also participated in the stop.

Two of those involved were 16, and one was 15, the statement said.

No one was injured during the chase and stop, the statement said. Although the statement said no other information would be released, other reports said all three juveniles are male. The department didn’t specify whether the three were tied to the Oakland carjacking.

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