Two arrested after pursuit in Pleasanton


Howard Dixon, a 30-year-old San Francisco man, and LaVonna Crossley, a 23-year-old Oakland woman, were taken into custody after Pleasanton police received a report at about 4 p.m. about the two suspects fleeing from the Home Depot in a U-Haul truck after trying to use the fraudulent card.

Officers located the truck near the intersection of Johnson and Stoneridge drives, and a brief pursuit onto northbound Interstate Highway 680 ensued.

The U-Haul eventually pulled over near where the highway crossed over Amador Valley Boulevard. Dixon tried to flee by jumping over the railing to the street below, a 24-foot drop, but gave up due to injuries sustained in the fall, police said.

Officers found numerous items in the back of the truck that were identified as having been fraudulently purchased at the Home Depot in Union City.

Crossley was booked into the Santa Rita Jail and faces fraud and theft charges. Dixon was transported to a local hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. Charges will be sought against him for evading police and possessing stolen property, according to police.

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