Auto theft suspect arrested after car runs out of gas

Driver leads Pleasanton police on pursuit

A 27-year-old man was arrested Sunday evening after leading Pleasanton police officers on a vehicle pursuit that ended when the vehicle ran out of gas.

According to police reports, officers located a stolen vehicle leaving the parking lot of Chevron on Santa Rita Road around 11:15 p.m.

The vehicle was reportedly occupied by two males and two females.

Police said the officers attempted to stop the vehicle when the driver, later identified as Joshua Millard, fled onto the freeway and into Livermore. The vehicle allegedly ran out of gas at Isabel and Vineyard avenues.

The three passengers were identified and released, police said.

Millard, who was on parole, allegedly admitted to stealing the vehicle.

He was arrested on suspicion of evading a police officer, possessing a stolen vehicle and a shaved key, violating parole, and vehicle theft.

There were no damages or injuries during the pursuit.


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