PACIFICA -- A wanted parolee was arrested by Pacifica police Sunday after leading them on a high-speed chase up the Peninsula to San Francisco, authorities said.
Dennis Paulo, 45, was arrested on felony vehicle theft charges after leading authorities on a chase in a stolen van from Pacifica to San Francisco, Pacifica Police Capt. Daniel Steidle said. Authorities also discovered that Paulo was out of custody on parole and had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.
A police corporal patrolling the 200 block of Gateway Drive in Pacifica about 9:30 a.m. spotted a Ford Aerostar van that had been reported missing Thursday from San Francisco and tried to pull the vehicle over, Steidle said. He turned on his lights and activated his siren, and the suspect peeled off through various stop signs and traffic signals, Steidel said.
Paulo proceeded to lead authorities on a chase through Pacifica and into San Francisco, where he and a female passenger identified as 36-year-old Kimberly Taylor got out and ran away in the 100 block of Lobos Street, Steidle said. The corporal's K-9 partner, Janyk, found Paulo inside a storage shed in the 100 block of Farallones Avenue, and Taylor under the porch of a house on Lobos Street.
Paulo was booked into San Mateo County Jail on charges of resisting arrest and evading police with a disregard for public safety, Steidle said. Taylor, a Daly City resident, was booked and later released for resisting arrest, Steidle said.