Wheaton Man Arrested After Vehicle Chase

A 23-year-old Wheaton resident was charged with counts of assault, resisting arrest, and vehicle theft Monday in connection with a vehicle reported stolen. 

Salgado-Umana was arrested and charged after a vehicle and foot chase Sunday afternoon.

Officers from the 3rd district of Montgomery County Department of Police arrested Yeyson Alexis Salgado-Umana after a vehicle and foot chase which took place after a traffic stop, according to a press release.

Around 2:18p.m., a 3rd District police officer saw a GMC Yukon which had previously been reported stolen. Officers tried to conduct a traffic stop, but the driver failed to stop and fled in the vehicle.

The suspect fled until the Yukon collided with a police vehicle, according to a press release from MCPD. After the collision, Salgado-Umana fled on foot. 

Officers continued to pursue the suspect on foot, and followed him to the northwest branch of the Anacostia River bed. Officers allege Salgado-Umana assaulted several police officers while they attempted to place him under arrest. 

Two 3rd District officers were transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries after the arrest. Both were later released. 

Salgado-Umana was also transported to the hospital for minor injuries and then released. He was sent to the Central Processing Unit and is being held without bail. 

In 2016, Salgado-Umana pled guilty to charges of destruction of property over $1,000, and trespassing on private property, according to records from the Montgomery County District Court. 

His preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 21.

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About Grace Mottley

Grace Mottley is an intern for Montgomery County Media. She studies at the University of Maryland, where she is majoring in multi-platform journalism.

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