For Immediate Release
Date: June 27, 2019 11:00 PM
Case Number: SR19-04671
Armed and Dangerous Suspect Captured After Brief Pursuit
San Rafael, CA – On 06/27/19, Adam Workman, a 29-year-old Benicia resident, was taken into custody after it was reported that he was wanted and armed and dangerous. Workman led officers on a brief pursuit and was apprehended on Interstate-580 near Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. Workman was booked at the Marin County Jail on numerous felony and misdemeanor charges.
Just after 4:00 PM, Detectives with Concord Police contacted the San Rafael Police Department and reported that a wanted armed and dangerous suspect was possibly in San Rafael. Concord Police advised that Adam Workman was wanted for an outstanding burglary in their jurisdiction and had thirteen warrants which were for felonies and misdemeanor crimes. Concord Police also had information that Workman was possibly plotting to commit an armed robbery in San Rafael. Workman was believed to be driving a red Ford Mustang. This information was broadcast to SRPD officers and several units began circulating for the suspect.
At 4:58 PM, an officer located the Workman driving in the area of Francisco Boulevard East and Piombo Place. This area is located in the commercial and industrial area of east San Rafael near the Interstate 580 freeway. Officers and detectives tried to stop the vehicle, but Workman began to evade them.
The pursuit continued eastbound on Francisco Boulevard East where Workman collided with a vehicle on the roadway between Pelican Way and Morphew Street. The driver of the involved vehicle was not injured. Workman continued to drive eastbound after colliding with the vehicle.
Workman then drove onto the westbound I-580 on-ramp. As the fleeing vehicle got onto the freeway, it spun around in the eastbound direction. Workman began to accelerate in the wrong direction of oncoming traffic and an officer used his police car to stop Workman’s car. The officer drove his police car into the left side of the vehicle and pushed it against the concrete center median; pinning and stopping the vehicle.
Workman jumped out of the vehicle on foot and ran across the freeway into the eastbound lanes. Officers continued to give chase on the freeway. Workman then jumped back over the center median into the westbound lanes where he ran up to a slow-moving vehicle that was stuck in traffic as the result of the pursuit. Workman opened the driver’s door of the vehicle and tried to carjack the occupant. Just as Workman was grabbing a hold of the innocent driver, officers were able to tackle Workman to the ground where they took him into custody.
Westbound Interstate 580 traffic was reduced to one lane for about 45 minutes while police conducted their investigation and was fully reopened at 5:45 PM.
Officers searched Workman’s vehicle incident to the arrest and located a large caliber revolver and a homemade ski mask. The homemade ski mask indicated that Workman was possibly preparing to commit an armed robbery. Workman’s vehicle also had a stolen license plate attached to it.
Workman was booked into the Marin County Jail for thirteen outstanding warrants, felony evading an officer with wanton disregard, attempted carjacking, felon in possession of a concealed firearm. carrying a loaded firearm with intent to commit a felony crime, carrying a loaded stolen firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, possession of a stolen firearm, carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle while in public, misdemeanor hit and run – property damage only, and resisting/obstructing a peace officer.
San Rafael Detectives are still looking for the driver of the vehicle that Workman attempted to carjack on the freeway. The driver left prior to police being able to obtain a statement.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call San Rafael Police at (415) 485-3000. Tips can also be made online at http://www.srpd.org/tips.
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Posted: June 28, 2019 3:04 PDT by Sgt. J. Graham #494