South San Francisco, CA May 12, 2020 Submitted by SSFPD
On 05/12/2020 at approximately 4:10 AM, South San Francisco police officers responded to a hotel parking lot on the 600 block of Gateway Boulevard after staff reported seeing a male looking into parked cars with a flashlight. Officers arrived on scene and contacted 18-year-old San Francisco resident, Moris Ruiz-Canizales, sitting inside a stolen 2018 Toyota Camry. Officers attempted to arrest Ruiz-Canizales, at which point he rapidly reversed his vehicle striking an officer in the right hip. Ruiz Canizales fled the parking lot ramming two police vehicles in the process. A vehicle pursuit was initiated which ended nearby where Ruiz-Canizales’ vehicle became disabled on the center island. Ruiz-Canizales exited the vehicle and fled on foot. He did not comply with officer’s orders to surrender and a police K9 was used to apprehend him. A search of the vehicle revealed a loaded firearm, narcotics, and paraphernalia.
Ruiz-Canizales was placed under arrest and was transported to a local hospital where he was treated and released for the dog bite wounds. He was later booked into the San Mateo County main jail for felony assault on a police officer, evading, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of a firearm, and possession of narcotics.