A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of carjacking Tuesday after a 30-minute pursuit by law enforcement officers from Patterson to Hilmar.
Stanislaus County sheriff's deputies responded to the 500 block of Hannah Drive in Patterson after receiving a phone call about 7 a.m. from a woman reporting that someone was trying to steal a neighbor's car, according to Lt. Jim Gordon.
The suspect, Dax Michael Arredondo of Patterson, unsuccessfully tried stealing two cars, Gordon said, until he came across a white Honda Civic with the engine running in a garage.
After a struggle with the owner, Arredondo was able to steal the car and drive away.
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Deputies spotted Arredondo in the area of West Main Street and Jennings Road at 7:55 a.m., and a pursuit began.
The chase continued on several roads in the Turlock and Patterson areas. The California Highway Patrol eventually took over the pursuit, Gordon said.
The chase came to a close at 8:20 a.m. when Arredondo entered the Hilmar area and failed to make a turn at Central Avenue and Turner Road. Unable to escape, Arredondo tried to turn the car around and rammed a CHP cruiser.
Arredondo resisted after CHP officers tried to arrest him, Gordon said, and was subdued after being shot with a Taser.
He was booked at the Stanislaus County Jail on suspicion of attempted carjacking, carjacking, and assault with a deadly weapon in the ramming of the CHP car.