A Vallejo man was arrested in connection with a break-in at a Pleasanton bike store early Wednesday.
Police saw a white Ford F-250 Crew Cab pickup parked behind Mike's Bikes on Bernal Avenue at 4:21 a.m. When Officer Brad Middleton went to see why the truck was at the store so early, he saw a window had been smashed and two men were stealing a bicycle, according to a police statement.
The two men saw the officer and dropped the bicycle, and one man took off in the pickup while the other man ran away, according to police.
Middleton followed the truck from the parking lot onto southbound I-680 ramp where it drove through a fence opening. The driver, identified as 49-year-old Matthew Allen, was arrested without incident and taken to Santa Rita Jail on suspicion of burglary, recklessly evading a peace officer and possession of a stolen vehicle.
Police said the pickup truck's ignition was punched, a sign the truck may have been stolen. The owner of the truck was contacted after the incident, who confirmed the truck had been stolen from San Rafael, according to police.
The second man involved in the break-in has not been located by police, who provided only a description as "adult male."