ALAMEDA -- Four men traveling in a stolen car led police on a brief pursuit down Park Street on Saturday night and then ran off after crashing the vehicle.

No one was hurt during the incident, and the men managed to elude the officers after the 1995 Honda hit a car parked in the 1300 block of the street, police said. Inside the Honda, which was reported stolen in Oakland, police found a loaded semi-automatic handgun, as well as a high-capacity magazine.

The car was initially spotted parked in the lot of AMF Southshore Lanes, 300 Park St., after officers were dispatched to investigate a disturbance at the business about 11:15 p.m., Alameda police Lt. Ted Horlbeck said.

An officer learned the Honda was stolen after inputting license plate numbers from several vehicles in the lot into a patrol car's computer, a move that occurred about the same time the four men were leaving the bowling alley and getting into the car, police said. The pursuit began when an officer tried to pull over the Honda for a traffic stop, Horlbeck said.

Each of the occupants ran off in different directions after the collision, he said. The men were apparently not involved in the disturbance at the business. A detailed description of the suspects was not available. Alameda police ask anyone who may have information about the incident to call 510-337-8340.


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