Campbell Police Arrest San Jose Man After Chase in Stolen Car

Monday, Dec 3, 2012  |  Updated 7:43 AM PDT
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Campbell PD Arrest SJ Man After Chase

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Police say they didn't initially see the second victim when they first arrived at the murder scene because he was covered in trash.

A man was arrested after a short vehicle and foot pursuit through San Jose and Campbell this morning, Campbell police said.

Officers attempted to stop Rogelio Pena, 27, of San Jose, who was speeding in his 1997 Honda Accord at about 2:45 a.m. at Payne Avenue and South Winchester Boulevard in San Jose, according to Campbell police.

Pena fled from the officers in his car heading toward Campbell where he crashed his car into a yard of a home at David and North Central avenues, less than a mile away, police said.

He then fled from police on foot but was caught about a block away after nearby residents alerted police of his whereabouts, according to police.

The Accord Pena was driving was reported stolen in San Jose on Thursday, police said.

Officers found drugs and a number of stolen items in the car, according to police.

Pena, who is on probation for narcotic offenses, was booked into Santa Clara County Jail on suspicion of auto theft, possession of stolen property, drug possession, evading and resisting arrest, police said.

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