Vallejo PD arrest man for stealing $900 worth of Lego sets

(KRON) — A man who police say stole $900 worth of Lego sets from a store was arrested Friday night, the Vallejo Police Department said. Officers responded to a reported burglary at a business on the 700 block of Admiral Callaghan Lane.

Officers were advised by VPD dispatch that a man stole approximately $900 worth of Lego sets from the store. Staff at the store provided a detailed description of the suspect. A suspect vehicle, a Hyundai Sonata with a reported stolen license plate, was seen waiting outside.

The Sonata was located traveling west on Redwood Street near Fairgrounds Drive. Officers attempted a traffic stop. The driver refused to pull over, police said, and led officers on an 11-mile pursuit.

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During the pursuit, a male passenger jumped out of the Sonata while it was traveling at approximately 50 mph.

Police continued pursuing the driver until he lost control of the car and crashed into a retaining wall on Mississippi Street near Sacramento Street. The driver was arrested and taken to the hospital. He was medically cleared before being arrested.

A check of his records indicated he had two outstanding felony warrants for grand theft and a traffic-related offense.

Officers conducted a search of the area where the passenger jumped out. They were tipped off by a resident about a man hiding in their backyard trashcan. After entering through the rear of the residence, officers located the other man, who was injured.

After being read his Miranda rights, the man admitted to stealing and selling Lego sets for money. He was taken to a local hospital for significant injuries sustained from jumping out of a moving car. A records check revealed he was also on parole, for possessing a stolen vehicle.

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