Stolen vehicle pursuit ends with 3 vehicle crash in Chico

Dec 18, 2014 3:19 PM by News Staff

Police have apprehended a stolen vehicle suspect after a short pursuit in Chico Thursday afternoon ended in a crash.

Officers attempted to stop a stolen Honda Civic on Nord Avenue, near Safeway, when the driver fled. The civic continued southbound on Walnut Street when the pursuing officer decided to back off for the sake of public safety.

Just minutes after ending the pursuit officers learned the vehicle had crashed at the intersection of 5th and Walnut Streets.

The suspect fled the scene, but bystanders were able to track the suspect, later identified as 23-year-old Johnny Tyson Massie, and hold him until police arrived.

Two other vehicles, a Chevy SUV and a Toyota Four-Runner were involved in the crash, no injuries were reported.


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