SAPD Vehicle Chase Ends When Suspect Crashes Into Residence in Northwest San AngeloPress Release
SAN ANGELO, TEXAS -- A 29-year-old San Angelo man is facing multiple charges after he fled a traffic stop and crashed into a residence in northwest San Angelo early this morning.
Just after 1:00 a.m., San Angelo Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the driver of a blue 1998 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck near N. Jefferson and Walnut Street; however, the driver failed to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued, a San Angelo Police Department press release read.
Shortly after the pursuit began, the driver jumped out of the moving truck and began to run on foot. The truck continued to move until it came to a stop when it crashed into the front porch of a residence located in the 600 block of N. Jackson Street. Fortunately, no residents were injured as a result of the crash.
Police quickly established a perimeter and the driver was located hiding behind a vehicle in a nearby alley in the 700 block of N. Monroe. The driver was identified as Christopher M. Lopez, 29. Lopez was wanted on four outstanding warrants.
During a search of the truck, officers located suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and tools associated with burglary.
Lopez was arrested for his warrants, Evading Arrest Detention, Duty Upon Striking a Fixture >=$200, and Third Degree Felony Possession of Controlled Substance. Lopez was transported to the Tom Green County Jail without incident.