Elk Grove Wal Mart Shoplifting Incident Leads To Vehicle Pursuit, Collision

November 18, 2013 | What started out as a garden variety Wal Mart shoplifting incident Friday afternoon quickly evolved to vehicle pu...

November 18, 2013 |

What started out as a garden variety Wal Mart shoplifting incident Friday afternoon quickly evolved to vehicle pursuit and involving two collision.

According to Elk Grove Police, 30-year old Joseph Hern of Sacramento and another unknown man were allegedly seen shoplifting at the Elk Grove Blvd. store. When a Wal Mart employee approached the unknown man in the parking lot, the suspect walked away and went to a car already occupied by Hern and left the area.

When responding officers attempted to stop the fleeing vehicle being driven by the unknown suspect on northbound Highway 99, the driver did not stop. During the pursuit the vehicle collided with two separate vehicles and then took the Mack Road-Stockton Blvd. exit and drove to the 7700 block of Stockton where both suspects left the car and fled on foot.

The unknown suspect was not located but Hern was apprehended by a K-9 officer. Hern was arrested and taken to the county jail where he remains in custody on a $60,000 bail.

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35th Safest City in the U.S. said...

Economic Development, one high-speed car chase into South Sac at a time

The Mad Hatter said...

Everything about this is wrong. Wal Mart is not only an unfair employer, they are indeed a crime magnet. So we taxpayers have to pay to rid the area of the thugs who go there.

Then, is it really necessary for the EGPD to engage in this sort of pursuit? One of these days one of these shoplifting incidents is going to end in the serious injury or worse of some innocent bystander. And for what, shoplifting of some clothes or small electronics. It is just not worth the risk/

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