* Fremont Police Arrest Robert Abeyta For Allegedly Attempt At Kidnapping And High Speed Chase Into Union City
Published by Reporter on September 19, 2012
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Fremont police arrested a Sacramento man after a high-speed chasethat went through Fremont and into Union City Tuesday night, a police spokeswoman said. Robert Abeyta, 30, of Sacramento, was aggressively attempting to get three Fremont men, ranging in ages between 19 and 20, into his red Chevrolet F-10 pickup truck while in front of Raley’s grocery store at 39200 Paseo Padre Parkway at about 10 p.m., Officer Geneva Bosques said. The men refused and when Abeyta continued to pursue them, they fled the area, Bosques said. Two of the men ran down Civic Center Drive, about a block away from the Fremont Police Department on Stevenson Boulevard, and flagged down an officer in a patrol car, Bosques said.
Bosques said the men were describing the suspect, then noticed the vehicle exiting an apartment complex driveway and pointed it out for police. Officers, believing the third victim may have been kidnapped, attempted to stop Abeyta, but he drove away towards Walnut Avenue, Bosques said. The chase continued east on Walnut Avenue before heading north on Mission Boulevard toward Union City, Bosques said. Abeyta drove against traffic for a brief time while on Mission before turning west on Decoto Road, she said. Two blocks down on Decoto Road, by Third Street, police performed a “pit” maneuver, ramming into the truck, bringing it to a stop at about 10:20 p.m., she said. Abeyta, the lone man in the truck, fled through the passenger door on foot towards nearby homes, Bosques said. Police deployed a K-9, which tracked Abeyta down as he was trying to hop a fence, the officer said.
An officer subsequently used a stun gun to subdue Abeyta, who was under the influence of a controlled substance, Bosques said. Bosques said Abeyta continued to struggle with officers, but was quickly arrested. He had to be restrained after attempting to fight paramedics giving aid to his injuries, she said. Two officers were transported to a hospital to be treated for minor injuries suffered in the foot chase and fight with Abeyta, Bosques said. Abeyta was treated for his injuries at a hospital then booked into Santa Rita Jail this morning on felony charges of attempted kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, driving on the wrong side of traffic, evading and resisting arrest with injury to an officer. Bosques said it is unknown why Abeyta, who has no family in the area, was in Fremont. Abeyta told police in an interview he was looking for companionship from the victims, according to Bosques. None of the three Fremont men were injured, she said.
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