WeEscalon – April 12, 2018
Source: Escalon Police Department.
On 4/11/18 at approximately 4:15 pm, officers from the Escalon Police Department were dispatched to a report of a robbery at Rite Aid. Per the reports, two suspects jumped the counter at the pharmacy, stole prescription medications, and fled the area in a red SUV. Officer Poortinga arrived in the area moments after being dispatched, and located the vehicle.
When officer Poortinga attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle, it fled at a high rate of speed. Officer Poortinga pursued the vehicle on Mariposa Road to Stockton at speeds that exceeded 100 mph.
After the pursuit entered Northbound Hwy 99 from Mariposa Road, it was turned over to CHP. CHP continued the pursuit until the vehicle became disabled on Cherryland Avenue north of Waterloo Rd.
The suspects fled on foot near the Stockton California Highway Patrol Office, and were later located and arrested with the assistance from the CHP and the San Joaquin County Sheriffs Department.
Although no firearm was seen or located, witnesses heard the suspects mention that they were in possession of a firearm.
Three suspects Damaria Brown, 19 years old, Tyler Davis, 19 years old, and Myles Gilmer, 24 years old, all from the Sacramento area, were booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on charges of robbery and felony evasion. There bail was set at $350,000.00.
It was later discovered that the vehicle the suspects were driving was reported stolen to the Sacramento Police Department at around 5:00 pm, but had not been entered as stolen at the time of the arrest.
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