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K9 helps American Canyon Police end chase

K9 helps American Canyon Police end chase

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American Canyon police were pursuing this truck Monday afternoon. The driver jumped out and let the vehicle roll into a tree, police said.

A police chase through American Canyon and a wine warehouse zone ended Monday afternoon with the arrest of a motorist who was driving a pickup truck with a punched ignition, American Canyon Police Chief Oscar Ortiz reported.

An officer saw a woman jump out of a rolling pickup in the Walmart parking lot shortly after 2 p.m., with the male driver then taking off north on Highway 29, Ortiz said.

The motorist cut across the Highway 29 median, then onto Green Island Road and busted through a security gate at the Sutter Home winery complex, Ortiz said.

After driving past the truck bays, the driver jumped out and ran toward a creek as the truck continued on, striking a tree, he said.

A K9 and Napa County Sheriff's deputies were brought in to find the driver. The police dog located the suspect who had to be treated for bites, Ortiz said.

Police arrested Matthew Lamar Brown, 29, for possible charges of evading officers as well as on warrants out of Solano and Contra Costa counties for possessing a stolen vehicle, vehicle pursuit and possession of burglary tools, Ortiz said.

Police are investigating whether the truck is an unreported stolen vehicle, he said.

Officers were not able to locate the woman who jumped out of the truck at Walmart he said.

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