Posted: Dec 5, 2012 3:53 PM by Kelly Orsini, KSBY News
Updated: Dec 5, 2012 5:42 PM
Arroyo Grande Police are releasing new details about the pursuit that ended near Arroyo Grande High School Wednesday morning.
Police received a report that a truck had been stolen from the 7-11 parking lot on the corner of East Grand Avenue and Halcyon Road at about 11 a.m.
A San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputy spotted the suspect, Brandon Michael Creary, 30, of Oceano driving in the 800 block of Olive Street.
Arroyo Grande Police officers pulled him over, but they say he didn't comply with the officers' orders and backed into a patrol car. Police used a bean bag weapon to try to get him to comply. They say Creary fled, again ramming the patrol car and an unmarked sheriff's vehicle.
Officers and deputies chased Creary to a field across from Arroyo Grande High School, where the truck he was driving broke down. The high school was put on lockdown and K9 units and air support from the California Highway Patrol were brought in. Officers used a PA system to order Creary to surrender, but they say he continued to resist and a K9 was deployed. Police say Creary resisted even as he was bit multiple times by the K9. A sheriff's deputy struck Creary with a baton in another attempt to get the suspect to get out of the truck. Finally, deputies broke out the windows of the truck and took Creary into custody. He was taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries.
Police suspect Creary was under the influence of drugs at the time of the pursuit. He is being charged with vehicle theft, assault on a peace officer, evading peace officers, resisting arrest, hit and run, DUI, being under the influence of illegal narcotics, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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