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Theodore Guy Baca, 41, of Newark has been arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen vehicle, felony evading police, felony assault with a deadly weapon, hit and run, and violation of probation.

HAYWARD -- Police have released the names of two suspects arrested following a police chase last week in Hayward that left two officers injured.

Theodore Guy Baca, 41, of Newark, and Ramon Rocha, 24, of Fremont, remained behind bars at the Santa Rita Jail on Monday morning in connection with the Sept. 17 incident.

Baca, whom police say drove a stolen truck during the chase, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle, evading police, felony assault with a deadly weapon, hit and run and violation of probation. His alleged passenger, Rocha, was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest and violation of probation.

The incident began about 1 a.m. after two officers tried to stop a suspected stolen truck near the intersection of Mission Boulevard and Sorenson Road, police said.

The officers, in separate patrol cars, tried to block the truck's driver who then rammed into one of the patrol cars, causing it to spin and smash into the other patrol car, police said. After driving two blocks, the driver and a passenger jumped out at a dead end on Groom Street and tried to run away. The duo was caught and arrested after a brief foot chase.

During the foot pursuit, one officer suffered a minor ankle injury and another officer suffered a knee injury. Both officers were taken to a hospital, treated and released, Hayward police Sgt. Ken Forkus said.


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The officer who suffered the injured knee remained off duty Monday to recover from his injury, police said.

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