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Suspect Who Led Police on Three Chases Arrested

Matthew Anthony Rossi, 29, of San Jose, evaded Fremont and Union City officers three times on Saturday before being arrested Tuesday.

Matthew Anthony Rossi, 29, of San Jose, was arrested on multiple felonies, including violating a restraining order, making criminal threats and felony reckless evasion, along with warrants out of Hayward. Credit: Fremont PD
Matthew Anthony Rossi, 29, of San Jose, was arrested on multiple felonies, including violating a restraining order, making criminal threats and felony reckless evasion, along with warrants out of Hayward. Credit: Fremont PD

A suspect who violated a restraining order, made criminal threats and evaded police officers three times over the weekend was arrested Tuesday, authorities said. 

Fremont police tracked down 29-year-old Matthew Anthony Rossi, of San Jose, to a home on Carobe Court in Union City at around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Rossi was arrested on a variety of felony charges following a Saturday crime spree, police said.

The three-day search began at about 10:50 a.m. Saturday when Fremont officers investigated a domestic violence restraining order incident in the Centerville area.

The caller said that Rossi, a family member’s ex-boyfriend, had been following her around town, showing up at her house and threatening to cause her bodily harm. Officers learned that Rossi was also wanted in connection to a kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats of another ex-girlfriend by the Hayward Police Department.

At about 12:10 p.m. Saturday, officers spotted a motorcyclist matching Rossi’s description heading toward the victim’s home. Police said that when Rossi saw the officers, he recklessly fled, leading officers in two different pursuits in Fremont. In both pursuits, officers had to call of the chase to minimize the risk to the community, Fremont police said.

Later that day, Union City police spotted Rossi on Mission Boulevard. Again, Rossi fled but eventually abandoned the motorcycle in the front yard of a home and fled on foot. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate Rossi.

On Tuesday, Fremont’s Street Crimes Unit tracked down Rossi to a home in Union City on Carobe Court, near Mission Boulevard and Tamarack Drive. Fremont SWAT and Union City officers assisted in apprehending Rossi, who was located inside the home.

Rossi was booked and arrested on multiple felonies, including violating a restraining order, making criminal threats and felony reckless evasion, along with the warrants out of Hayward.

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