BRISBANE, Calif. (KTVU) - A man who allegedly stole a tow truck from a yard in San Leandro and then led authorities on a pursuit across the Bay before being arrested in Brisbane has been identified as 24-year-old Moses Miller, according to the
California Highway Patrol.
The vehicle theft occurred at 3:21 a.m. at a tow yard where Miller, a San Leandro resident, drove the truck through a fence. San Leandro police spotted the vehicle and initiated a pursuit, CHP officials said.
About 10 minutes later, CHP officers took over the pursuit, which went from city streets to Interstate Highway 580 and then over the Bay Bridge on Interstate Highway 80.
Miller exited from the highway in the truck and went into San Francisco, going along various city streets where officers were able to deploy a spike strip that deflated all of the truck's tires, according to the CHP.
As the vehicle was going on the South Van Ness Avenue on-ramp to southbound U.S. Highway 101, Miller stopped it and went into reverse, causing moderate damage to a CHP patrol vehicle.
He then went onto the highway before stopping near the center median at Sierra Point Parkway in Brisbane, where he got out of the truck, ran across all northbound lanes and tried to hide in a nearby parking lot, according to the CHP.
Miller was apprehended quickly and has been taken to San Mateo County Jail, where he was booked on suspicion of multiple offenses including possession of a stolen vehicle, hit-and-run, assault with a deadly weapon, reckless evading and resisting arrest, CHP Officer Vu Williams said.