An 18-year-old man was arrested Thursday after briefly leading officers on a car and foot chase on Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa police said.
Detectives had located a stolen car parked near Westberry Drive at 1:20 p.m. Thursday when they saw Tristan Bradley Ford climb into the 2015 Kia Forte and drive away with a woman, Sgt. Summer Black said in a statement.
Ford sped away when a police officer tried to stop the car, Black said. A short chase ensued, ending when the Kia crashed into a light pole on Guerneville Road near Lance Drive.
A police dog bit Ford in the leg when he took off running toward a creek, Black said. Ford was arrested and booked into Sonoma County Jail. He faces numerous felony charges, including auto theft, evading and possession of stolen property. He also faces misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and driving on a suspended license.
The woman in the car was treated for minor injuries from the crash and released, Black said.
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