YOLO COUNTY NEWS

Crime, Fire + Courts

Pursuit, by car and foot, ends in two arrests

By From page A2 | May 08, 2012

Two men were jailed on auto theft and other charges Sunday after leading Woodland police on a vehicle and foot pursuits.

Geovaughno Belli, 20, of West Sacramento; and 22-year-old Roberto Rojas of Woodland were spotted at about 5 p.m. in a Honda Accord that had been reported stolen, Sgt. Aaron Delao said. Belli, the driver, initially pulled over on North Pioneer Avenue near Beamer Street, but allegedly drove off as an officer attempted to detain them at gunpoint.

With two officers in pursuit, Belli drove through the parking lot of a public works service center on North Pioneer, where the car struck a cement curb and blew a tire. Delao said Belli and Rojas then fled on foot, with Belli eventually surrendering and Rojas being detained by a police K-9.

Both men were medically cleared at Woodland Memorial Hospital before being lodged at the Yolo County Jail on suspicion of vehicle theft, resisting arrest and engaging in criminal street-gang activity. Belli faces additional counts of evading police, hit-and-run and violating probation, Delao said.

Lauren Keene

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