ELK GROVE, Calif. (KTXL) — Elk Grove police arrested a man Thursday who allegedly led officers on a pursuit and prompted a standoff overnight.
According to police, around 8 p.m. Wednesday, the man led Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies on a chase from Sacramento to Elk Grove. At the time, deputies said he was wanted for an undisclosed felony.
An air unit followed his vehicle into the area of Ammolite and Tusk ways before police said he ran into his home on Ammolite.
Elk Grove police set a perimeter around the house for a standoff that lasted throughout the night.
Thursday morning, neighbor Kelly Alexieff and her husband told FOX40 they saw someone they didn’t recognize approaching their home.
“We didn’t know who he was, walking up our driveway towards our house, and then walking towards our back fence,” she told FOX40.
Her husband immediately called police to let them know.
A short time later, as Alexieff was driving her daughter to school, they saw the same man who police said was theman trying to get away from the barricaded home.
“She snapped a photo, and then we sent that to my husband and he called the police again,” Alexieff said.
That call led Elk Grove police to quickly search the neighborhood.
Police eventually found the man at the intersection of Bilby and Bruceville roads, about 1.5 miles east of the barricaded house. They said there was a short fight, but in the end, the man was arrested.
Police added they are grateful for the neighbors who called in the tip.
“We always encourage if you see something, definitely call us and let us know,” said Elk Grove police officer Jeremy Banks. “At the end of the day, we don’t know what it could be and also you don’t, but it could actually be something we actually need.”
“We saw something and we said something, and I guess it made all the difference,” Alexieff said.
The identity of the man has not been released.
Police said he was not armed.