SAN FRANCISCO—On Tuesday, May 12 at 4:10 a.m., officers from the San Francisco Police Department responded to a call of a report of someone looking into parked cars with a flashlight at a hotel parking lot on the 600 block of Gateway Boulevard. Officers encountered Moris Ruiz-Canizales, 18, of San Francisco, in a 2018 Toyota Camry. The vehicle was determined stolen and when the officers tried to arrest Moris, he fled the scene in the car.
The vehicle struck one of the officers in the right hip as he reversed. He also hit two police cruisers as he drove out of the parking lot. The chase ended when Moris’ stolen Camry was disabled on a center island. He abandoned the vehicle and officers continued to pursue him on foot. He refused to surrender, but officers arrested him with the help of a police K9. After the arrest, they searched his vehicle and found a loaded firearm, narcotics, and other drug paraphernalia.
Moris was treated for wounds sustained by the K9 at a local hospital. According to a media release from the South San Francisco Police Department, he was booked at the San Mateo County Jail. He faces charges including felony assault on a police officer, evasion of law enforcement officers, and possession of a stolen vehicle, illegal firearm, and narcotics.