A 50-year-old Napa man was arrested Saturday afternoon in Fairfield after reportedly leading authorities on a high-speed chase following an alleged gas station robbery, police said.
Just before noon, an employee at the Chevron station on Lincoln Avenue called police asking officers to respond, the Napa Police Department said. The dispatcher reportedly heard someone demanding money and some kind of altercation.
When officers arrived, they were told a man assaulted two employees and took money from the cash register, police said. The suspect had allegedly fled, but employees were able to identify the suspect and provide a vehicle description to police.
American Canyon police reportedly spotted the suspect’s vehicle a short time later driving east on Jameson Canyon Road, authorities said.
The officers attempted to stop the suspect, but failed, and a vehicle pursuit allegedly ensued, police said. The suspect allegedly drove recklessly and at high speeds.
He eventually crashed into a structure, possibly an apartment building, in the 2100 block of West Texas Street in Fairfield, police said. West Texas Street is just past the Fairfield auto mall.
Alan Gene Carinio, of Napa, was apprehended and evidence related to the alleged robbery was recovered from his vehicle, police said. He was arrested on suspicion of robbery and evading a police officer and driving in a reckless manner.
Carinio was brought back to Napa and booked into the county jail, authorities said.