Stolen Vehicle Suspect Causes Multi-Vehicle Crash

28-year-old Anthony Soto. (Clovis PD)

On Tuesday, Feb. 9 at about 5:16 p.m., a car chase involving Clovis Police resulted in apprehending a man on a rooftop of an apartment complex.

It began with Clovis PD attempting to pull over a stolen vehicle near 5th Street and Pollasky Avenue in Old Town Clovis.

When the police tried to approach the vehicle, the driver sped away going southbound on Pollasky Avenue.

The chase came to a halt when the driver ran a red light at the Barstow and Pollasky intersection causing a four-vehicle accident.

Fortunately, there were no serious injuries.

The suspect fled on foot to a nearby apartment complex. Clovis PD was able to locate the suspect on the roof.

After surrendering and was arrested without further incident. He was identified as 28-year-old Anthony Soto.

There were two other suspects in the vehicle with Soto. These suspects are still at large. The first is a male, last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and grey sweatpants. The second is female, last seen wearing a black jacket and grey pants.

Soto is being charged with five felonies, five misdemeanors, and a felony warrant.

He was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and a DUI.

Tori Lavon
Tori Lavon is a Multimedia Journalist from Reedley, California. She received her Bachelor's in Mass Communications and Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcasting from California State University, Fresno. Currently, she is a radio intern at One Putt Broadcasting. On occasion, Tori has the opportunity to be on-air with talent. She is getting her start in media. She has a passion for reporting, photography, and videography. Tori also has a love for art; she loves to draw, paint, and does pottery on the side. One day she hopes she can be on-air talent at a radio station as well.