Chino Hills burglary suspects lead deputies on 40-mile chase into Cerritos
By Gail Wesson
A tip about a burglary in progress in Chino Hills on Thursday afternoon led to a chase of the suspect vehicle by deputies that continued onto the 71 and 91 freeways and ended in Cerritos, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department statement.
The occupants got out of the vehicle at Norwalk Boulevard and Park Street and began to run away, but were caught by deputies, sheriff’s spokeswoman Jodi Miller wrote in an email.
The California Highway Patrol assisted in the apprehension. Cerritos is west of Orange County and is about 40 miles from Chino Hills.
Deputies from the sheriff’s Chino Hills station responded at 2:53 p.m. to Avenida Del Monte between Vista Del Sol and Eucalyptus Avenue in the city following the report of a burglary at a residence.
A neighbor had seen suspects carrying white bags from the residence and enter a van.
Deputies spotted the vehicle going south of Eucalyptus toward the 71 Freeway, and the driver failed to yield when deputies attempted a traffic stop, according to Miller.