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East Palo Alto man arrested after chase

Tywaun Livingston, 19, arrested for assaulting a peace officer with a deadly weapon

A 19-year-old man was arrested in Fremont Monday after he allegedly rammed his vehicle into San Mateo County Vehicle Theft Task Force agents' cars in East Palo Alto and then fled across the Dumbarton Bridge.

The collision occurred around 2 p.m. at Rutgers and Fordham streets as task force agents were attempting to detain the man, Tywaun Livingston, of East Palo Alto, in connection with a car theft, task force officials said.

Livingston, who had active arrest warrants for weapons and narcotics offenses, allegedly sped toward the agents' vehicles in the stolen car as they exited the vehicles, task force spokesman John Munsey said.

One agent fired his gun, and Livingston fled and drove across the Dumbarton Bridge, Munsey said. Fremont police were notified that he was headed into their city, and officers responded to assist, Fremont police Sgt. Jeff Campbell said.

Officers caught up with Livingston on foot in the area of Paseo Padre Parkway and Fremont Boulevard, and he was taken into custody, Campbell said. The car he was driving was found about a block away. A perimeter was set up to search for a passenger believed to have been in the vehicle, but the search was called off when it was determined that the passenger had exited the car before it crossed the bridge, Campbell said.

Livingston was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft, assaulting a peace officer with a deadly weapon, possession of stolen property and driving with willful disregard for personal safety while fleeing from police officers. The task force and East Palo Alto police are jointly investigating the incident.

Livingston appeared in the news late last year when he was injured in a shooting in East Palo Alto. The shooting happened around 9 p.m. on Dec. 14 as he was walking with a friend in the 100 block of Verbena Drive, police said. Livingston suffered a gunshot wound to the torso and was treated at Stanford Hospital.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of another community
on Jun 26, 2012 at 2:53 pm

IIRC, I've met him on several occasions. Charming felon, er, fellow. But seriously, if he's the one I'm thinking of, he really was charming & sociable. Glad he was caught - he's been headed in the corrections direction for quite some time.


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Posted by Sounds like fun
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 26, 2012 at 7:21 pm

This dude been doing the most... Everyone is always playing video games, but this fool actually went out and did it in the real life world. Well he can only learn, and that's what the Penn and Jail is going to do, teach him life long lessons. Thanks all for following this story, hope you come back for more!


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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Jun 27, 2012 at 1:51 am

Yup, let's introduce him to Ira Glass for an episode of This American Life.


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Posted by Choice
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jun 27, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Well I think we all saw this coming back in December in the last news report.
Wonder who forgot to put the leash on this boy.


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