Release Date/Time: 10/10/2016 7:23 PM
Incident: Pursuit of Marina Burglary Suspect
Report #: 16 10 0528
Date: Monday, 10/10/2016
Time: 4:32 PM
Location: Coleridge Dr./ Star Shopping Center
Officers assisted Marina PD this morning following a vehicle pursuit and foot chase that ended on Coleridge Drive. The pursuit originated in Marina when the suspect fled the scene of a vehicle burglary in a stolen truck. Salinas Officers, Marian PD, and Sheriff's Deputies established a perimeter in the Los Olivos neighborhood and conducted a search for the suspect, however, the suspect avoided capture.
At approximately 4:30 PM, officers responded to a call on Coleridge Drive from a resident who saw a man jumping over a neighbor's fence. The man matched the description of the suspect from earlier in the day. A second call came in from resident on Dickens Drive reporting a man jumped his fence and tried take a bicycle from the yard. As officers conducted a search of the area plain clothes detectives saw a man matching the description of the suspect walking near Star Shopping Center on S. Main Street. A uniform sergeant attempted to contact the man and a foot chase ensued. The suspect ran through the shopping center and in the back door and through an open beauty salon with the officer in pursuit. He then ran into O'Reilly Automotive and toward the back of the store where the officer unsuccessfully attempted to tase him. The suspect ran out of the back door and was confronted by additional officers. One of the officers successfully tased the suspect and he was taken into custody.
Evan Smith-Sweeney (07-08-85), was identified as the suspect from the Marina PD pursuit and was turned over to Marina officers. It appears he had been hiding in the area all day. Smith-Sweeney was later booked into County Jail.
Release Authorized by: Cmdr. John C. Murray
Telephone: (831) 758-7250