Livermore, California – After a carjacking in Livermore that resulted in a high-speed police pursuit across the Central Valley that lasted an hour, police detained two teenagers, aged 16 and 18, and they are still searching for a third suspect in the case.
The victim informed the police that at the time of the incident, he was practicing parking and driving his father’s gray Honda Odyssey while his father was observing from the sidewalk. At that time, a silver Mazda 5 pulled up next to the victim’s minivan.
According to the police, a passenger came out of the Mazda, pointed a weapon that looked like a rifle at the victim, and told him to get out of the minivan. According to the police, the suspects took off in the minivan when the victim complied with their requests, while a third suspect drove away in the Mazda.
Officers with the California Highway Patrol saw a minivan traveling eastbound on Interstate Highway 580 just before 9 p.m. and attempted to pull it over, but the individuals inside evaded them.
During the course of the pursuit, which lasted for almost an hour and reached speeds of above 100 miles per hour, the suspects drove into Tracy, then continued northbound on Interstate 5 into Stockton, and then turned around and drove southbound on Interstate 5.
In the end, officers from the California Highway Patrol performed a pursuit intervention technique (PIT) maneuver to bring the minivan to a stop near Santa Fe Road and El Capital Road in the community of Ballico in Merced County. Both the driver, who was 16 years old, and the passenger, who was 18 years old and identified as Ervin Bravobaustista, were taken into custody. According to the authorities, both of them live in Merced.
The police are still searching for the third suspect who was driving the silver Mazda, and they asked anybody who had any information about the case to contact the anonymous tip line of the Livermore Police Department at (925) 371-4790.