Pleasanton police officers were led on a car chase early Thursday morning after officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle driving through a residential neighborhood on Foothill Road, and the vehicle's occupants were allegedly reaching into mailboxes.
According to Sgt. Mark Reimer, the driver is an unidentified woman with blonde hair.
When officers arrived around 5:20 a.m., the vehicle (white Buick Rendezvous with grey trim and paper plates) reportedly fled at a high rate of speed and turned northbound on Foothill Road.
Reimer said a spike strip was successfully deployed on Foothill Road but the vehicle was not sufficiently disabled.
The suspects allegedly continued northbound at high speeds while tossing stolen mail from the vehicle.
The vehicle ran multiple red lights, and turned eastbound on the westbound off-ramp from I-580 -- heading the wrong way into heavy traffic, Reimer said.
Officers ended the pursuit, but California Highway Patrol received reports of a wrong-way driver allegedly heading northbound I-680 in the southbound lanes.
Extensive area checks did not locate the vehicle.
Reimer said stolen mail was recovered from several locations along Foothill Road and will be returned to the victims.
Anyone with information about this incident can call the Pleasanton Police Department Investigations Division at 931-5100.