A 31-year-old man was in Contra Costa County jail Wednesday after he led police on a wild chase that left two Concord schools in lockdown, authorities said.
Around 11:20 a.m. Tuesday, Contra Costa County sheriff's deputies were pursuing 31-year-old Moner Amir in Concord when he crashed into a parked vehicle on Concord Boulevard near West Street, police said.
Amir allegedly exited the car, tried unsuccessfully to steal another vehicle and then fled on foot, according to police.
Nearby Concord High School and El Dorado Middle School were both placed on lockdown as police searched for him.
Meanwhile, Amir allegedly successfully carjacked another vehicle, forcing the driver to take him out of the area, according to police.
Police said Amir later got out of the car and that the driver was unharmed.
Officers continued to search for Amir, a Concord resident who was wanted on a felony arrest warrant, according to police. Around 9 p.m., they learned that he was at a home on Balhan Court and located him there.
He was arrested on suspicion of evading police, vehicle theft, felony hit-and-run, carjacking and kidnapping, and for the felony warrant, police said. __
Watchdogs are questioning an exclusive agreement between the City of Oakland and a non-profit group, tapped to lead a multi-million dollar project to redevelop the area around the Coliseum BART station.