CONCORD -- A 30-minute foot chase Friday resulted in the arrest of a man who stole jeans from a Concord business and who also had an outstanding felony warrant, police said.
The incident was first reported just before 5 p.m. when Concord officers were called to a business on the 5000 block of Clayton Road for a shoplifter who had already left the store.
Officers began searching the area and around 5:30 p.m., the suspect, whose identity has not been released by police, was spotted on the corner of Clayton Road near Ayers Road where he attempted to board a transit bus, police said.
When police attempted to detain the man, he became combative with officers and fled on foot.
A Contra Costa sheriff's helicopter, as well as a police K-9 unit, were called out to the scene to help search for the man, who was found hiding in a yard on the 4000 block of Clayton Road a half hour later.
The man was transported to the county jail in Martinez. The incident is still under investigation, police said.
Anyone with information regarding this case can contact the Concord Police Department at 925-671-3030, or the confidential "tip line" at 925-603-5836.
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