A relatively high speed chase through some narrow streets in Grass Valley ended with an arrest after the suspect initially sped away from law enforcement. Sunday evening around 5:45, a white Jeep Cherokee on School Street rolled through a stop sign while turning onto Walsh Street. Police Sergeant Clint Bates says the Cherokee accelerated away from law enforcement as it headed up Walsh and then turned onto Columbia, which is a very narrow street.
Bates says officers on routine patrol attempted to make a traffic stop, but the Cherokee continued to accelerate through narrow streets.
The Jeep was located at an apartment complex on Pleasant Street. During an area check, Grass Valley Police arrested 29 year-old Garrett Stevens of Grass Valley, who had been driving the Jeep but fled through the apartment complex parking lot and hopped a six-foot fence into Condon Park. Stevens was taken into custody for evading a peace officer, committing a felony while on bail, and driving on a suspended license.