Woman arrested for stealing car in downton Antioch, following chase and crash, Thursday morning

By Corporal Rick Smith, Antioch Police Community Policing Bureau

On Thursday, December 5, 2012 at 7:26 a.m., a victim witnessed a subject, identified as 33-year-old Tammy Lechucia, driving away in his wife’s car. The victim gave chase in a second vehicle towards the Antioch downtown area. Lechucia refused to stop for the victim and during her effort to flee, Lechucia broadsided another uninvolved vehicle after running a stop sign. Lechucia fled the collision scene in the stolen vehicle. The stolen vehicle finally succumbed to the damage of the earlier collision and stalled.

Lechucia was taken into custody without incident. She was later booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on charges of auto theft and felony hit and run.

The driver of the vehicle that Lechucia struck was transported to a local hospital for treatment for injuries she suffered as a result of the collision. All injuries were determined to be non-life threatening.

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.

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