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Modesto man booked in Folsom pursuit, crash

Steven Russell Carson
Steven Russell Carson Booking photo, Folsom Police Department

A burglary suspect who was involved in a crash while fleeing Folsom police Monday was booked into Sacramento County Jail.

Steven Russell Carson, 25, of Modesto was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property, evading police and auto theft, according to a Folsom Police Department news release. His bail has been set at $220,000.

Police received a call shortly after 8 a.m. from a business owner reporting a break-in. Officers later learned that a burglar had opened a hole in a wall separating a hair salon from a skateboard shop in the 300 block of East Bidwell Street.

When officers arrived, they learned that the suspect had just left in a car. They saw the car and tried to stop it, but the driver sped away.

After a 3-mile chase, the suspect’s car collided with a minivan at Blue Ravine and Big Valley roads, police said. A mother and small child were in the minivan. Police said the child was not hurt, but the mother suffered a minor injury when an airbag opened.

Carson suffered minor injuries in the crash, police said.

According to Sacramento County booking information available online, Carson also had outstanding felony warrants from the Modesto and Manteca police departments.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy