On Saturday morning, Atwater PD officers responded to the 500 block of Mendocino Ct. regarding a stolen boom truck.

Officers spotted the stolen boom truck traveling northbound on Shaffer Road. Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the driver refused to pull over, police say.

A pursuit then began, leading to the outskirts of Winton near Oakdale and Shaw.

The suspect allegedly damaged the vehicle near a canal bank, disabling the vehicle. The suspect then fled on foot, police say.

The suspect, 31-year-old Jonathan Rascon, was quickly caught with no injuries.

Due to Covid-19 restriction, the suspect was unable to be booked and subsequently cited at the Police Department for felony evading, auto theft and possession of stolen property.

 Please contact the Atwater Police Department, if you have any information on this case at 209-357-6384 and ask for Detectives Vierra and Aguilar.