DAVIS, CA - A man suspected of stealing one car and carjacking another was arrested just before 6 o'clock Monday evening.
The man was arrested after Davis police, Yolo County Sheriff's deputies and marshals with the California Department of Fish and Game searched for in him in rural southeastern Yolo County for almost 4 hours.
Earlier in the day, an officer ran the license plate of a car the Motel 6 on Chiles Road and Mace Boulevard and found that it was reported stolen, Davis police Lt. Paul Doroshov said.
After noticing the officer, the occupant carjacked a car at a nearby Taco Bell and then fled the scene.
The woman in the car was able to get out without injury.
Officers chased the stolen vehicle, but had to back off the chase as it reached dangerous speeds along a levee road beside the Yolo Bypass, and then found it abandoned in mud near County Road 132 and County Road 36.
A California Highway Patrol helicopter eventually spotted the man in a cornfield. He was ordered him to give up but Davis police Lieutenant Glenn Glasgow said the suspect refused.
Department of Fish and Game Lt. Patrick Foy said that by then, a DFG aircraft and game wardens had helped secure an outer perimeter and other officers had the suspect surrounded with an inner perimeter.
"As the perimeter was secured we were able to apply that canine. We had Fish and Game wardens and other personnel backing up the canine officer and they made a safe and secure arrest," Foy said.
As of Monday evening, the suspect was not cooperating with investigators who still did not know his identity.