Suspected juvenile carjacker plows into two cars during brief chase

One of the vehicles involved in a crash at the end of a carjacking in San Mateo Friday night. Photo from a video provided by San Mateo Police.

By the Daily Post staff

San Mateo police have arrested a 16-year-old following a carjacking and chase that ended with a three-car crash on Folkstone Avenue near Amphlett Boulevard.

At 9:11 p.m. Friday, dispatchers sent officers to the 200 block of N. San Mateo Drive on a report of a carjacking.

Officers found a man who had been pistol whipped and pepper sprayed before being forcefully removed from his vehicle.

Police said the trauma left the victim confused about some specific details about the crime, including where it occurred. But officers worked with him and were able to determine the carjacking took place near 7 E. Santa Inez Ave.

Officers saturated the area. Then they noticed the victim’s vehicle traveling on El Camino Real. Officers chased the vehicle.

The driver didn’t stop when signaled by police, leading them on a short chase, police said.

While turning onto Folkstone Avenue from Amphlett Boulevard, the driver lost control of the vehicle and drove into the curb. The vehicle rolled over several times and collided with two parked vehicles.

The driver then fled on foot.

San Mateo police officers and outside agencies cordoned off the area and searched for the suspect. A short time later, a CHP helicopter found a person on the roof of a nearby residence.

That person, who was later identified as a 16-year-old suspect, was safely arrested. He was later booked into Hillcrest Juvenile Hall.