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High-speed chase from Chico to Live Oak ends with arrest

A BCSO Deputy and K-9 Enzo arrested a man after a high-speed chase from Chico to Live Oak.

Posted: May 7, 2021 3:42 PM
Updated: May 7, 2021 3:45 PM

CHICO, Calif. - A Butte County Sheriff's deputy and his K-9 partner arrested a man involved in an early morning police chase that started southbound on Highway 99 in Chico and ended in Live Oak. 

Julio Velasco-Barajas, 27, drove his Honda Accord around 125 miles per hour at 7 a.m., CHP Officers attempted to stop Valesco-Barajas but had to call off their pursuit out of the risk to public safety. 

Gridley Police shortly located the suspect and also had to cancel their pursuit due to risk to public safety due to high speeds. 

Velasco-Barajas crashed on Highway 99 at Nevada Street in Live Oak, and ran off.

A request was made to the Butte County Sheriff's Office for a K-9 to assist in locating the suspect. Within minutes K-9 Enzo found Valesco-Barajas in a shed behind a home.

As the deputy was telling Valesco-Barajas that he would release K-9 Enzo, Velesco-Barajas came out of the shed and surrendered peacefully. He was then booked into the Sutter County Jail. 

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