Chandler PD: Suspect in custody after vehicle pursuit

CHANDLER, AZ - Authorities say 19-year-old Daniel Hernandez has been arrested after he allegedly stole a car Sunday night.

According to Chandler police, they received a call around 7:35 p.m. about a carjacking, possibly done at knife point.

The rental car was stolen near Frye Road and Arizona Avenue, police said.

Sgt. Joe Favazzo said the victim went to a nearby Circle K to call police and officers were given a description of the stolen vehicle.

About 15 minutes later an officer spotted the vehicle and tried to stop Hernandez.

The suspect fled, initiating a pursuit in which a police car and gate near Sun Lakes were damaged, according to Favazzo.

As the pursuit continued, an officer threw down stop sticks which shredded one of the rental car's tires.

Favazzo said the car came to a stop in the area of Gilbert and Riggs roads where Hernandez was taken into custody.

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