Danville police arrested four East County teens late Tuesday night, alleging the quartet tried to evade authorities after stealing from a local supermarket.
Brallan Vasquez, Patrick Alba-Crocker, Santos Zarate and Jonathan Razon -- all 19-year-olds from Bay Point -- were taken into custody on suspicion of burglary, battery, conspiracy and resisting arrest, according to Danville town spokesman Geoff Gillette.
The situation began just before 10:30 p.m. Tuesday when police received a report of people stealing from the Lucky grocery store on San Ramon Valley Boulevard, Gillette said.
Four people ran out of the store -- pushing a stranger on their way -- and drove away from the scene in a van, according to Gillette. The person who was pushed was not injured.
A Danville police officer soon found the van on El Cerro Boulevard near Interstate 680, but when the officer tried to pull the van over, the driver refused to yield, Gillette said. The officer pursued the van until the occupants abandoned it on nearby Rose Street and attempted to run away.
Vasquez, Alba-Crocker and Zarate were caught without incident, but Razon got hurt when he fell several feet while trying to hide in a nearby creek, Gillette said. Razon received treatment for minor injuries at John Muir Medical Center while the other three were taken directly to the Martinez Detention Facility, Gillette added.