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* Kenneth Aguero Arrested By Gilroy Police For Trying To Run Down Officer With Stolen Police Car At Marx Towing

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A 32-year-old Gilroy man was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer Sunday evening after he allegedly resisted arrest, climbed into a patrol car and drove at an officer.The incident began about 4:45 p.m., when Kenneth Aguero went to Marx Towing in the 5700 block of Obata Way to pick up a towed vehicle. The vehicle was towed Wednesday because it was blocking a road on Trailblazer Way, according to police.Aguero was not able to retrieve his vehicle because he didn’t have the proper authorization or paperwork,and he became agitated and belligerent with employees, according to Gilroy police.The employees called police, who arrived at the towing company and found Aguero trespassing in a secured storage facility.Police said they tried to communicate with Aguero, but he ignored them.They used pepper spray, a Taser, and a police battalion to try to  arrest him, but Aguero ran from the officers and climbed into a nearby Gilroy police car.He allegedly tried to remove firearms that were locked inside, and when that didn’t work, he put the vehicle into reverse and sped backwards, almost hitting an officer, according to police.The officers fired several times at the vehicle but didn’t hit Aguero, police said. They were able to stop the patrol car, though, which came to a halt on a grassy area across the street.Aguero was ordered out of the patrol car but again refused and tried to remove the firearms from the vehicle, police said.A K9 unit was deployed to subdue him, and ultimately officers were able to arrest Aguero.Aguero was treated for moderate injuries from the police K9 and baton. He was booked for assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, theft of an emergency vehicle and assault on a police K9.

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