SSFPD Media Release:Assault with Deadly Weapon, Stolen Vehicle, Vehicle Pursuit on Oakcrest Avenue and Baywood Avenue

South San Francisco, CA    July 3, 2017  Submitted by SSFPD  

On 07/02/2017, at approximately 10:15 P.M., South San Francisco Police Officers were in the area of Oakcrest Avenue and Baywood Avenue investigating the report of a theft. A witness provided Officers with a description of the vehide the suspect was using, a black 1999 Ford Crown Victoria. While officers were searching the area, they located the suspect vehicle. Officers additionally found out that the vehicle was reported to be stolen. When South San Francisco Police Officers attempted to make contact with the driver, he intentionally used his vehicle to ram into an occupied marked South San Francisco Police car in an attempt to get away.


The driver then fled the area in his vehicle. A short vehicle pursuit ensued and ended when the driver crashed into a fence in the area of Miller Avenue and Oakcrest Avenue. The driver then fled on foot, but officers chased after him and apprehended him a short distance away. The driver, 21 year old South San Francisco resident Vicente Gallegos, was found  to be in possession  of  burglary  tools, suspected  narcotics, and drug paraphernalia.


No South San Francisco Police Officers were injured during this incident. Vicente Gallegos was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries he sustained as a result of the collision. Gallegos was medically cleared  a short time later and  was subsequently  booked  into the San Mateo County Jail.


Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the South San Francisco Police Department at 650-877-8900, via the Anonymous Tip Line 650-952-2244,  or by email at


Gallegos is being held on $50K bail for these charges:

245(a)(l) PC, 2800.2(a) CVC, 496D(a) PC,

148(a)(l) PC, 466.S(b) PC, 11377(a) HS,

11364(a) HS, 20002(a)(l) CVC, 10851(a)

eve, two outstandin  warrants


A South City resident contacted us earlier seeking more information on this incident as they witnessed part of the situation and shared the following photos with us.

“Fortunately this pursuit and crash happened around 10pm and not during the day when kids are out playing” our neighbor writes when sharing these photos.



“They are out there now fixing this fence damaged in last night’s PD pursuit” our neighbor tells us.



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