Police search for car chase suspect in Martinez

Police search for car chase suspect in Martinez

June 25, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A search was underway Monday night for a car chase suspect who police say took off after he crashed his black Honda into the Goodyear store on Alhambra Avenue. The car burst into flames. It happened around 11 p.m.

Investigators say were trying to pull over a wanted suspect when the chase began. The man reportedly assaulted someone with a baseball bat earlier in the evening. The victim had minor injuries and did not have to be transported to the hospital.

Police searched for the suspect in a nearby apartment complex, but he was not found.

Contra Costa firefighters put the car fire out. The Goodyear store did not have any major damage.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to called the Martinez Police Officer Breinig at 925-372-3440 or tbreinig@cityofmartinez.org.