PLEASANTON -- A Castro Valley man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of beating and robbing an acquaintance at a Pleasanton motel, leading police on a chase back to Castro Valley and possessing methamphetamine, police said.
Bradley Amaral, 24, was arrested at a home in the Castro Valley hills after officers used a Taser to subdue him, according to a Pleasanton police news release.
A 16-year-old girl who participated in the robbery and rode along for the chase was also arrested, according to the release. She was not identified.
The incident started around 3:11 p.m. when a 19-year-old man staying at the Tri Valley Inn on Santa Rita Road called police to say he had been beaten and robbed, according to the release. He was treated at the scene for cuts on his head.
His attackers fled in a 2001 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, which officers spotted near the intersection of Hopyard Road and Owens Drive. When police tried to stop the car, the driver fled onto westbound Interstate 580 at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour, police said.
Officers stopped the pursuit at Castro Valley Boulevard for safety reasons, and Alameda County Sheriff's deputies later found the car abandoned in the Castro Valley hills. Hayward police also recognized Amaral's name, leading officers to a nearby home, according to the release.
As officers approached the home, Amaral fled out the back door and resisted being arrested, leading officers to use a Taser on him,
Amaral was booked at Santa Rita Jail; the girl was arrested and released to her parents.
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