Three suspects are in custody after a pursuit through Carmichael that began when a California Highway Patrol officer spotted three men in a stolen vehicle Wednesday morning.
CHP spokesman Officer Chad Hertzell said the incident began about 8:30 a.m. when an officer eastbound on Madison Avenue west of Hemlock Street spotted a green Oldsmobile Bravada with a license plate that was registered to a Chevrolet. When the officer turned on his patrol vehicle’s emergency light, the Oldsmobile fled and the pursuit began.
Out of a concern for public safety, the officer abandoned the pursuit in the area of Walnut Avenue and Gibbons Drive. A few minutes later, Hertzell said, the CHP received a call from a resident of Maudray Way, north of Gibbons Drive, who reported that three men had just parked a green vehicle in his driveway. The resident said the men got out of the vehicle, argued briefly among themselves, then left on foot.
A search of the area was initiated and the three suspects were taken into custody.
As of Wednesday afternoon, their names had not been released.
Hertzell said both the vehicle and the license plate were stolen.
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