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Suspect tries to flee police on quad
David Zamora
David Zamora

An 18-year-old Turlock man was apprehended Sunday night after trying to evade police on a four-wheeler.

The suspect was identified as David Zamora, 18, of Turlock.

Zamora was spotted by a Turlock Police officer driving the quad in the area of Chestnut Street and Grant Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Sunday. Zamora was not wearing a helmet and the vehicle was not registered, according to the police department.

The officer attempted to stop Zamora, but he ignored the lights and sirens and instead sped away. The officer gave chase and the pursuit wound its way through city streets and neighborhoods, at times reaching speeds of 80 miles per hour, according to the police report.

While driving through neighborhood streets, Zamora had several near misses of parked vehicles. At one point, Zamora made his way off-road on a canal bank, while he continued to drive recklessly. 

Zamora eventually made his way into the neighborhood surrounding Summerfaire Park, where he crossed through the park and collided with an object.

Zamora attempted to hide in the yard of a residence and then ran into the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds and again attempted to hide from officers. 

With the assistance from Air 101, officers established a perimeter and Turlock Police K9 officer Ace was able to track Zamora to where he was hiding. 

Zamora was taken into custody without incident and was transported to a local hospital for a check out prior to being booked in the Stanislaus County Jail for felony evading a police officer, unlicensed driver, and traffic violations of having no helmet and expired registration.