SALT LAKE CITY — A man was arrested early Monday morning after he allegedly stole a car and led police on a chase through Salt Lake County.
Orlando Joseph Roybal, 39, was taken into custody following the incident. The chase started around 3:30 a.m. near 4100 South and 2100 West. West Valley police tried to stop the car, a stolen green Honda Accord, but the driver refused. The driver led them to Bangerter Highway and eventually to downtown Salt Lake City. Police say Roybal obeyed the speed limit, stopped at red lights and used turn signals throughout the chase.
Officers used a pit maneuver to stop the car on Liberty Avenue, but the suspect ran away. The suspect ran through the backyards of nearby homes and jumped a barrier to get to Liberty Park. Police called out to the man, asking him to surrender, and the suspect then jumped head first into Liberty Park Pond.