San Mateo’s Sheriffs car involved in crash

San Carlos, CA – April 25, 2016

Around 7:40 a.m., sheriff’s officials received a report from the San Carlos Fire Department that a driver had struck a fire station at the corner of Alameda de las Pulgas and Howard Avenue, according to sheriff’s spokesman Detective Sal Zuno.

When fire personnel tried to check on the female driver, she fled in her vehicle. Fire personnel were able to take the car’s license plate number, describing it as a silver Toyota, Zuno said.

As deputies began searching for the driver, they received another report that a driver crashed into a Safeway store in Belmont, located at 1100 El Camino Real. The crash damaged a door at the store, according to Zuno.

The driver fled in her vehicle from that crash. A sheriff’s sergeant then followed her as she traveled south on El Camino Real.

During the pursuit, the driver then collided with another vehicle on El Camino Real at Olive Street, according to Zuno.

Concerned for his safety, the sergeant tried to block the suspect’s vehicle with his patrol car and collided with it, Zuno said.

After the collision, deputies arrested the woman, identified as 54-year-old Karen Teichmann of San Carlos, according to Zuno.

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