Release Date/Time: 3/26/2020 11:33 AM
Incident: Assault with Deadly Weapon, Evading, Resisting and Violation of Shelter in Place Order Arrest
Date: Thursday, 3/26/2020
Time: 01:19 AM
Location:222 Lincoln Ave
Assault with Deadly Weapon, Evading, Resisting and Violation of Shelter in Place Order Arrest
On 3-26-2020 at 1:19 am a suspicious individual, later identified as Abundio Cruz (50) was observed driving a white Honda erratically near the police department, 222 Lincoln Ave. Cruz parked and exited his vehicle, then he approached and was looking into a vehicle in the department parking lot on the driver's side. Cruz then proceeded to enter his vehicle and drive off at a high rate of speed, driving around the block several times as officers arrived on scene. Officers located the white Honda and it immediately fled and a short pursuit was initiated.
Cruz attempted to run into two patrol vehicles, as the 1/10 of a mile pursuit was traveling eastbound on Gabilan St. towards Salinas St. Cruz deliberately crashed into an officer's vehicle stopped at the red light as Cruz made a left turn northbound at approximately 35-40 mph. The officer suffered minor injuries.
After the collision, Cruz remained in his vehicle refusing to obey all officers' commands. Officers broke out a window to Cruz' vehicle after he refused to exit his vehicle and K-9 Robby was released. K-9 Robby engaged Cruz who was subsequently taken into custody. Cruz suffered lacerations to his left and right arms, in addition, to minor cuts to his face.
After medical clearance, Cruz was transported to county jail and charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Evading and Resisting Arrest. In addition, Cruz was determined to be in Violation of Parole and Violation of the Shelter in Place order.
Release Authorized by:Miguel Cabrera