Wanted Parolee Arrested After Pursuit, Crash Identified

Police arrested a wanted parolee considered to be armed and dangerous after a police pursuit that ended in an injury crash outside the Westfield San Francisco Centre during the evening rush hour Monday.

The suspect was identified as 24-year-old Michael Cortez, a purported member of a prison gang who was on parole for felony assault and on probation for attempted murder. He had a burglary warrant in San Mateo County, according to San Francisco police.

Police went to the 1400 block of Innes Avenue in the city’s Bayview District to arrest Cortez at about 5:30 p.m., but when they tried to take him into custody he got into a car.

The officers ordered him out of the car at gunpoint. Cortez fled, allegedly driving onto the sidewalk, hitting a home, a tree and a parole agent, police said. The agent suffered minor injuries.

Police chased Cortez to Fifth and Mission streets, where he struck two cars and injured at least two civilians. One of the civilians was taken to a hospital while the other was treated at the scene, police said. Neither of their injuries were thought to be life-threatening.

Cortez was taken into custody at the crash scene and booked into jail on suspicion of resisting arrest, recklessly evading police causing serious bodily injury, three counts of felony hit-and-run and assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer.

Scott Morris and Sara Gaiser, Bay City News

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  • Troy Villanueva

    Violent gang member? HA! THIS F-BOY IS A PILLOWTALKING P*$$Y! HE HELLA SCARED OF THE POLICE THATS Y HE RAN LIKE THAT, PROBABLY SHITTED HIS PANTS WHEN THEY BUSTED THE WINDOWS TO GET HIM OUT.. HES NOTHING NEW TO SHITTING HIS PANTS WHEN FRIGHTENED.. BELIEVE ME. WHEN WE WERE IN JAIL LAST HE WAS CONFUSED BETWEEN BEING A NORTHERNER AND A OTHER I HAD TO SAVE HIS SORRY FENCE HOPPING ASS! HE SCREWED OVER ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HELPED HIM (TAKING AND USING HIS CLOSEST FRIENDS CREDIT CARD INFO, STEALING, SPREADING FALSE RUMORS, ETC) A REAL TRUE PIECE OF SHIT! ON THE STREETS HE’S JUST A FILLMORE REJECT, A WANNABE 6TH STREET GANG MEMBER (600 CT REGIME MOB). BUT NEVER MADE IT IN MEAN STREETS OF THE SOMA/TENDERLOIN BECAUSE ALL THE DOPE HES ON TURNED HIM INTO A WHUSSY, HE COULDNT HANDLE THEM.. HE COULDNT DO DRUGS, SO THE DRUGS DID HIM. IF YOU WERE GETTING CHASED FROM THE BAYVIEW IN A CAR, WHY IN THE HELL WOULD YOU GO DOWNTOWN INTO RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC?? IDIOT SHOULD A HOPPED ON THE FREEWAY AND MAYBE WOULD HAVE HAD A CHANCE OF GETTING AWAY! DID YOU WANT TO GET CAUGHT? MAYBE… OR MAYBE HE JUST WANTED TO BE SEEN IN THE HOOD WHERE HE WANTED TO BE FROM (6TH ST CT REGIME MAFIA) AND MAYBE TRY TO REDEEM HIS TARNISHED NAME BUT UHH, WHOOPS! YOURE WEDGED IN BETWEEN 2 CARS A ON 5TH ST! ONE BLOCK SHORT!! TOO BAD! THIS IS THE KARMA YOU GET FOR BITING THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU, YOU AINT LIKE US LIL HOMIE, YOU A PUNK!! *****REGIME LIFE***** U B Z!!!!!! #MOB

    • melly mel

      Wow its crazy how mutha fuckas got a whole lot to say when a niggas already gone. So r u gonna say that if u had a girl and new kid at home and u were going away for a long time, that u wouldn’t run too, haha there’s no way that u can say u wouldn’t run. He did better than most idiots that ain’t got bars. Coca got bars, that’s a fact. I would t wish jail on nobody.
      FREE MY NIGGA COCA