A man who was the subject of a 10-hour search by Sacramento police was taken into custody early Tuesday.
The man, identified as 29-year-old Manuel Vasquez, led officers in a vehicle pursuit shortly after 5 p.m. Monday, then fled into an East Sacramento business complex.
Police said they received information that a stolen vehicle had been spotted and was being followed. The complainant recognized the driver as Vasquez, her former boyfriend, and said she had an active restraining order against him, according to a Police Department news release.
The information was relayed to officers, who spotted Vasquez in the stolen vehicle in the area of Freeport Boulevard and Fifth Avenue. As officers attempted to stop the vehicle, Vasquez fled, leading police on a vehicle pursuit that ended near the intersection of Lanatt and C streets.
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Police said Vasquez fled from the vehicle as the department helicopter was overhead. Officers in the helicopter reported that Vasquez retrieved a silver-colored object from the vehicle and put it in his waistband before disappearing into the business complex along the north side of Lanatt and C streets.
Additional officers arrived and established a perimeter at the location. As a precautionary measure, a nearby business was temporarily locked down and evacuated while officers searched for Vasquez. Police said several specialty units were dispatched to assist in the search and apprehension of Vasquez, who they thought might be armed.
After an extensive search, Vasquez was found hiding in the rafters of a large commercial building. At 3:02 a.m., he surrendered without further incident, police said.
Vasquez was booked into Sacramento County jail on suspicion of multiple offenses, including violation of his parole, vehicle theft, reckless evasion, resisting arrest and violation of a court order.