MODESTO -- A Modesto police officer dispatched at 5:18 a.m. Sunday to take a stolen-vehicle report spotted the vehicle en route and helped arrest a suspect, police said.
Sgt. Derrick Tyler said the officer saw the vehicle at Tully Road and Standiford Avenue. Tyler said he believes the vehicle was a van.
The officer turned around and pursued the vehicle, following it south on Tully and then west on Briggsmore Avenue. The vehicle then headed west on Briggsmore's eastbound lanes before stopping; the driver ran into a neighborhood south of Briggsmore.