Davis police spent several hours searching the Olive Drive area Tuesday night for a vehicle pursuit suspect.
Lt. Paul Doroshov said the incident began at about 6:40 p.m. when an officer attempted to make a vehicle stop on westbound Interstate 80 near Mace Boulevard, and the driver of the car refused to yield.
A short pursuit ensued to the Olive Drive exit, where the male suspect crashed into a parked car, then fled on foot toward the apartment complexes on the south side of the street.
He remained at large as of 10 p.m. Tuesday. Police described him as a tall white male in his 40s, last seen wearing a plaid shirt and black backpack.
Some residents of the area, particularly the Lexington and Arbors apartment complexes, were prevented from going to their homes for about an hour while police searched with the help of a K-9 and a California Highway Patrol helicopter.
“We didn’t want people going into those complexes while we were conducting those searches,” Doroshov said. “We didn’t want to compromise the searches by having people walking around, and we were also concerned for their safety.”
Police were still working to confirm the suspect’s name as of Tuesday night. Doroshov said the initial vehicle stop was related to a property crime, but he didn’t have further specifics.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 530-747-5400.