Sacto 9-1-1
November 8, 2011
High-speed Capital City Freeway chase ends in arrests

Chase suspects.jpgThat car doing 100 mph on the Capital City freeway Monday afternoon was full of suspected burglars and their loot, according to sheriff's deputies.

Two young men and two 16 year olds inside the car were eventually taken into custody after the driver lost control with a deputy in hot pursuit. In the car, deputies found two televisions, a guitar and other items taken in residential burglaries.

The incident began about 1:30 p.m. Monday when the sheriff's department got a call about a home burglary in the 3800 block of Dell Road. The burglars were said to have left the scene in a blue Toyota sedan, a car similar to one used by burglars in another break-in earlier Monday.

The Toyota Camry, with a license plate that matched the first burglary, was spotted about 1:45 p.m. by a deputy near Madison Avenue and Wall Street. The suspects took off with the deputy trailing.

With speeds reaching 100-mph westbound on Capital City freeway, the Sacramento Police Department and the California Highway Patrol responded to help deputies.

About four minutes into the pursuit, the suspects' car exited at Marconi Avenue. With the deputy still in pursuit, the suspect's car crashed off the road at Marconi Avenue and Auburn Boulevard.

The four inside the car fled, three quickly being taken into custody by officers. A fourth was found about an hour later.

Arrested were Phillip Blackmon, left, and Darren Brooks, right, both 18, were arrested on suspicion of burglary. Two 16 year olds were expected to be booked into Sacramento County Juvenile Hall.

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