Assault on officer with car, results in freeway chase, arrest of suspect, late Monday night

Antioch Police investigate the suspect's car at the end of the BART Park n Ride lot access road, following the end of the chase, late Monday night/early Tuesday morning.

Antioch Police investigate the suspect’s car at the end of the BART Park n Ride lot access road, following the end of the chase, late Monday night/early Tuesday morning. photo by Allen Payton

Alfredo Ardenas, born 8/21/71

Alfredo Ardenas, born 8/21/71

By Sgt. Rick Martin #3343, Antioch Police

On Monday, May 16, 2016, at approximately 11:48 p.m., Antioch Police Officers responded to the Office Depot at 5885 Lone Tree Way on a report of a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival officers located 44-year-old Alfredo Ardanas from Pittsburg, inside the vehicle. It was learned Ardanas had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. As officers attempted to take him into custody, Ardanas backed his vehicle up, dragging an officer approximately 20 feet. Ardanas then fled in the vehicle and a pursuit was initiated. The pursuit continued on city streets and on Highway 4.

Ardanas exited the freeway and entered the BART Park n Ride parking lot in Antioch where he surrendered without further incident. Ardanas was arrested and booked into the Martinez Detention Facility.

The officer had minor injuries.

There is no further information at this time. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Antioch Police at (925) 778-2441. You may also text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

The suspect's car with the rear passenger tire worn down to the wheel.

The suspect’s car with the rear passenger tire worn down to the wheel. photo by Allen Payton

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