General Crime

* Wade Daniel Harris arrested in Sonoma after 12-hour man hunt

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A Sonoma County man was arrested Thursday night after he allegedly tried to rob an auto parts business and led police on motor and foot chases throughout the county, according to the sheriff’s office Wade Daniel Harris, 28, was arrested at about 10 p.m. on Fitch Mountain in Healdsburg, almost 12 hours after sheriff’s deputies began pursuing him.He has addresses at several locations, including Santa Rosa and Humboldt County, the Sheriff’s Office said. At about 10 a.m., the sheriff’s office received reports of a theft in progress at an auto dismantler and parts business in Windsor.Deputies saw Harris drive away and tried to conduct a traffic stop, according to the sheriff’s office.Harris sped away, and deputies decided not to follow him because of traffic conditions. They lost sight of him in Healdsburg, the sheriff’s office said.Deputies were directed to the area of North Fitch Mountain Road and found Harris’s car crashed in a private driveway in the 1700 block of the street. He appeared to have turned into the driveway, discovered it was a dead-end street and reversed quickly, according to the sheriff’s office. He then hit a gate pole at the driveway’s entrance and abandoned the car, the sheriff’s office said. Deputies found guns lying outside the car. Throughout the investigation they had discovered Harris’ identify and found out he was wanted in Humboldt County on a felony arrest warrant.The sheriff’s office then sent out telephone messages to residents of the area and began searching for Harris. A helicopter crew and Special Operations Unit assisted with the search.Harris was finally found at about 10 p.m. near the intersection of Dry Creek Road and Grant Street in Healdsburg. He was arrested after a short foot pursuit and taken to the Sonoma County Jail, where he was held on outstanding arrest warrants.

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