Burglary suspect leads officers on road chase
A commercial burglary suspect led officers on a road chase from Carmel Mountain to the College Area on Wednesday before crashing the stolen van he was driving and making a failed attempt to escape on foot, authorities said.
A San Diego police officer responding to a report of a break-in at a Sears Essential store in the 12000 block of Carmel Mountain Road spotted the suspect vehicle on Interstate 15 about 4:45 a.m., SDPD Sgt. Ray Battrick said.
The driver of the vehicle refused to yield, instead speeding off to the south and west.
Near San Diego State University, the blue van skidded off Campanile Drive and smashed into a shed, according to Battrick. The driver then jumped out and ran off.
Officers found the suspect, whose name was not immediately released, hiding in the neighborhood about 10 minutes later and took him into custody. No injuries were reported.
The van was reported stolen two weeks ago, the sergeant said.
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