Chase travels through town

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A high speed chase came screaming through town on Tuesday morning, Nov. 14, with multiple police vehicles in pursuit, slowing down long enough to avoid construction on Grant Avenue, and then heading south over the car bridge into Solano County.

According Lieutenant Mark Donaldson of the Vacaville Police Department, the chase began with an attempted stop of a speeding motorcyclist on northbound Interstate 505 near Vaca Valley Parkway. The rider fled the scene, taking the Highway 128 exit in Winters and heading west.

The Winters Police Department was notified at approximately 11:47 a.m. that the Vacaville Police Department was in pursuit of a motorcycle approaching Wintersand responded to assist, then terminated their involvement when the rider traveled into Solano County. The Yolo County Sheriff’s Department also provided support until cancelled at the request of the Vacaville Police Department.

According to Donaldson, the pursuit, which at times reached speeds of 100 miles per hour, continued onto Winters Road and was called off after ooficers lost site of the motorcycle. With CHP helicopter assistance, as well as reports from area residents, the motorcycle was spotted on Midway Road near Eubanks Road, and was then chased to the area of Locke Road and Udell Road, where residents flagged officers down to alert them of the riders whereabouts.

The motorcycle was located in a driveway on thge 4000 block of Udell Road, but the rider had fled to hide. With the assistance of a canine unit, he was found hiding in the back yard.

Officers arreted Carlos Caamal, 52, of Vacaville on charges of evading arrest, driving with a suspended license and falsifying the registration tags on the motorcycle. He was booked into Solano County Jail on those charges.

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