Police chase leads to arrest of 3 alleged car burglars

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 11:14am

Three people were arrested after a police chase in Longview early Tuesday morning. This morning, at around 1:38 a.m., Lieutenant Ben Kemper observed suspicious activity near the 500 block of Baylor Drive. When the suspects realized they had been seen by police looking into vehicles they attempted to flee the area in a white 1999 Pontiac Grand Am.

Police pursued the vehicle over a large portion of the City before deploying spike strips in the 1400 block of Parkview Street. Three suspects were taken into custody including a 14 year-old juvenile. The two adults arrested were Adrian Cerda, 17, of Longview and Edwin Enrique Alarcon-Najera, 19, also of Longview. Cerda was charged with two counts of burglary of a vehicle. Najera was charged with two counts of burglary of a vehicle and evading arrest in a vehicle F/3.



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