SAN JOSE — A Reno man needed on suspicion of home violence and kidnapping his girlfriend’s daughters eluded police and fled to San Jose, the place he led officers on a chase throughout which he hit a metropolis bus. He then tried to flee on foot with the three victims earlier than he was caught, authorities mentioned.
Joseph Anthony Perez, 31, was being sought by Reno police early Tuesday in reference to a domestic-violence incident at an undisclosed location, after which he fled and kidnapped the sufferer’s daughters, ages 11 and 6, in line with police.
When Reno officers tried to cease Perez from leaving the scene, he reportedly drove off with the kids in his gold Chevrolet Suburban, almost hitting an officer, police mentioned. The officers went after the SUV however finally known as off the chase for security causes.
Later within the morning, Reno police tracked down Perez, who was driving the SUV together with his girlfriend and the 2 kids, however he was once more in a position to elude pursuing officers, police mentioned. However investigators quickly obtained proof that Perez had gone to San Jose, the place he additionally had a felony domestic-violence warrant for his arrest.
San Jose police had been alerted round 4:25 a.m. to the potential presence of Perez of their metropolis, they usually finally tracked the Suburban to a location close to Everdale Drive and Balgray Court docket within the metropolis’s Evergreen space. As soon as once more, officers tried to cease the car, however Perez drove away.
Police adopted the SUV onto northbound Freeway 101 after which onto East Santa Clara Avenue. Police mentioned Perez hit each a Valley Transportation Authority bus and one other car close to the intersection at 10th Avenue, then in some unspecified time in the future circled and headed east on East Santa Clara Avenue, following it to Alum Rock Avenue.
When the SUV obtained to Jackson Avenue in East San Jose, Perez ditched the car and took off with the three victims, police mentioned. They didn’t get far, as San Jose officers caught as much as them and arrested Perez, who reportedly made no try to flee this time.
The girlfriend and her daughters had been taken to the hospital with accidents that police described as non-life threatening. Nobody on the bus or car that Perez reportedly hit together with his SUV was injured.
There have been no reported accidents related to the collision.
Perez was booked into the Santa Clara County Essential Jail on suspicion of felony hit and run, felony evading, youngster endangerment, and a number of domestic-violence warrants. Further particulars about Perez’s alleged crimes in Reno weren’t instantly out there. He’s being held with out bail, in line with jail data.