Salinas man arrested after police chase

December 3, 2008 1:20:49 PM PST
A 21-year-old Salinas man was arrested Tuesday evening after he was seen driving a vehicle that had been reported stolen in Soledad, according to the Monterey County Sheriff's Office.

Randy Monroy was spotted at about 5 p.m. by sheriff's deputies, who attempted to pull over the stolen vehicle, a 2007 GMC Sierra.

Monroy led the deputies on a short pursuit before abandoning the car while it was still moving, causing it to crash into a parked vehicle, according to the sheriff's office.

He fled on foot, but during a search assisted by Salinas police, he was seen through the window of his home at 1067 McGowen Drive in Salinas, according to the sheriff's office.

Authorities contacted Monroy via phone and a loudspeaker, but he refused to open the door, sheriff's officials said.

Deputies, along with Salinas police officers, finally forced entry into the home and took Monroy into custody.

Ricardo Enriquez was also arrested for obstructing police officers, and Jose Higuera was arrested at the home for unrelated drug charges, according to the sheriff's office.


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