A man and woman, both with San Jose addresses, were arrested after hitting a vehicle on Foothill Expressway and fleeing on foot Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 12), according to the Los Altos Police Department.
Capt. Katie Krauss said that the Regional Auto Theft Task Force (RATTF) officers were conducting surveillance on a black pickup truck in Los Altos when it collided with a Prius on the expressway near Magdalena Avenue and Springer Road at approximately 3:45 p.m.
A female driving the Prius reported moderate injuries and was transported to El Camino Hospital for treatment. The suspects, one of which was also injured, ran toward the Rancho Shopping Center.
Krauss said an immediate search for the suspects was conducted in the residential area behind the shopping center. Jesus Sanchez, 35, and Linda Carmona Bruno, 29, were apprehended by the RATTF team. Krauss was not sure of how much time passed between the vehicle crash and the suspects' arrests because the Los Altos Police Department was not the arresting agency.
Following their detainment, officers learned that a firearm may have been disposed of in the area. An "extensive search" was conducted by officers and a canine unit, but no firearm was found, the sergeant stated. On Wednesday at an undisclosed time, the firearm was found in the 600 block of Fremont Avenue.
Bruno was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for an outstanding warrant; Sanchez is currently hospitalized because of his involvement in the crash. He is being charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a firearm by a felon and felony hit and run, according to the report.
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