Man leads police on chase, rams two police cars


WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – A man is in custody after hitting two West Valley City police cars Monday morning.

About 3:30 a.m., detectives got a tip a man wanted for a federal probation violation, 23-year-old Jonathan Padilla, was in the area.

Authorities followed the suspect from West Valley City all the way to the Avenues in Salt Lake City.

Officers said they tried to stop the suspect’s car when Padilla rammed one of the police cruisers and tried to hit another before speeding off.

At that point, police ended the chase but it wasn’t long before they found the suspect’s Honda.

Soon after, they found Padilla.

Police said he was originally wanted for violating his federal probation for sex crime offenses.

Now he is facing several new felonies.

He is behind bars at the Salt Lake County jail.