SAN LEANDRO (KRON) — A 25-year-old Hayward man was arrested following an armed carjacking and high-speed chase on the highway and San Leandro city streets Wednesday afternoon, police said.
Ty Kinder was arrested after the melee, which began at about 3:25 p.m. when police started receiving calls of a collision involving a Subaru in the 1700 block of Halsey Avenue.
Police said as officers responded more people called to say that nearby a carjacking just occurred and that the suspect had a gun.
Police said Kinder allegedly ran from the Subaru to a Ford F-350 truck where he pointed a pistol at the truck’s owner and pulled the trigger several times but the gun did not fire.
The truck’s owner gave up the truck. Kinder climbed in and sped away until he abandoned it for a gray Honda sedan near 136th and Wake avenues, about a half-mile from the carjacking scene.
Three minutes later, a plain-clothes officer in an unmarked car spotted the Honda near Sybil and Grand avenues, near Interstate Highway 580.
Police said the officer followed the Honda onto Highway 580 toward Hayward. A license plate check showed that the Honda was registered to a person who lives near where the Ford was abandoned.
The plain-clothes officer called for backup and continued to follow the Honda. The officer followed the Honda as it exited Highway 580 at 164th Avenue, where police think Kinder realized he was being followed.
Police said Kinder sped up. The officer started a pursuit and followed Kinder at speeds of up to 50 mph on San Leandro city streets.
The officer followed him as he re-entered Highway 580 toward Hayward and remained in pursuit as Kinder exited at Foothill Boulevard, according to police.
Allegedly Kinder turned onto Castro Valley Boulevard toward downtown Castro Valley as officers in marked patrol cars joined the pursuit.
Police said Kinder, in an attempt to escape, drove onto a sidewalk, which blew out two of the Honda’s tires.
The pursuit slowed to about 20 mph. As Kinder went through the intersection with Redwood Road, he turned and began driving south in the northbound lanes of Redwood Road.
He was forced to stop because of heavy traffic. Kinder got out of the Honda with the pistol and tried to run.
Officers stopped him and he listened to officers’ commands. Officers handcuffed him without any trouble, San Leandro police Lt. Robert McManus said.
The pistol was fully loaded, according to police.
Kinder was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, carjacking, auto theft and carrying a gun.
Kinder is prohibited from carrying a gun because he is a convicted felon. Police could not say what he has been convicted of.
Inside the Subaru, police said they found a bulletproof vest and are looking into whether the Subaru was stolen. The Subaru is registered to a person who lives in the Central Valley.