CHICO, Calif. -

Officers swarmed the area around Bidwell Park in Chico Tuesday afternoon, searching for a stolen car suspect who led officers on a pursuit.

It started just before 3 p.m. Tuesday.  A CHP officer tried to pull over a red Honda Accord for an expired registration.

The driver refused to pull over and tried to speed away from the officer.  The suspect stopped the car in the middle of Olive Street near East 4th Street.  Witnesses told officers he ran off down an alley toward Bidwell Park a block away.

The investigation revealed the car had been reported stolen from Orland.

The suspect was described as a white or Hispanic man, with dark hair, wearing a white t-shirt.

If you have information, call the Chico CHP.