Sacto 9-1-1
September 5, 2013
Pursuit of Woodland theft suspect ends at Travis AFB

A Davis man was arrested this morning after a reported theft at a Woodland Target store led to a police chase that ended at the entrance of Travis Air Force Base.

Woodland police officers responded at 8:49 a.m. to a report of a possible theft in progress at the Target store at 2185 Bronze Star Drive.

Store employees directed the first officer on the scene to a silver 2003 Honda Civic that was leaving the parking lot. The driver and sole occupant of the Honda brandished what appeared to be a handgun at the officer, then drove out of the parking lot heading north on County Road 102, a police news release states.


Police said the driver was later identified as Teddy Chuang, 37, of Davis.

The officer pursued Chuang and was joined by other Woodland officers. The pursuit continued through Woodland and onto Highway 113, heading south toward Davis.

Police said Chuang continued to make threatening hand gestures while pointing the gun in the air.

The California Highway Patrol took over the pursuit near Dixon after Chuang merged onto westbound Interstate 80. Woodland officers assisted in the chase, which ended at the entrance gates to Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield.

Officers from the Fairfield Police Department and Air Force military police also assisted in arresting Chuang. Police said Chuang did not comply with officers commands and was subdued with the use of a Taser before he was taken into custody.

Once Chuang was detained, officers determined that the weapon in his possession was a realistic looking toy gun. Chuang was arrested on suspicion of robbery, burglary and felony evading of a peace officer.

Police said it was not known why Chuang fled to Travis Air Force Base. There is no evidence that he is a member of the U.S. Air Force, they said.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the Woodland Police Department at (530) 661-7800.

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