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Walnut Creek Police Department
Friday July 15th, 2016 :: 12:12 p.m. PDT


Vehicle Theft Suspect Arrested after Pursuit and Assault on an Officer

Date / Time Occurred: 07/14/16 at 1654 hours

Location: 1390 N Broadway, Walnut Creek / 3052 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lafayette

Crime Description: Vehicle Theft, Evading and Resisting Arrest, Assault on a Peace Officer

Suspect(s): Teluluai Lesiu, Black male adult, 30 years old. Resident of San Jose

Press Release Prepared By: Sergeant Andy Brown

On the above date and time, the Walnut Creek Police Department (WCPD) responded to the public parking garage at 1390 N. Broadway regarding a subject who was rummaging through an unlocked vehicle. The reporting party scared the subject away and called police. Officers arrived and located the suspect driving a stolen vehicle south on N. Broadway. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but the suspect accelerated and fled westbound on Highway 24 at speeds of 85mph. Officers pursued the suspect into Lafayette where the pursuit terminated in front of the Whole Foods grocery store at 3052 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Officers then chased the suspect through the Whole Foods parking lot. During the foot chase, the suspect threw a chair at an officer which struck him in the leg causing a deep laceration. A citizen, who witnessed the foot pursuit, assisted officers in taking the suspect into custody. The injured officer was treated at the hospital and later released. The suspect was transported to Martinez Detention Facility (MDF) and booked on seven felonies and two misdemeanors.

Walnut Creek Police Department
1666 N Main St
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 925-943-5844

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