Lockdown at City Heights elementary school lifted: Suspect in car tampering still at-large
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SAN DIEGO - A City Heights elementary school was locked down for about an hour Tuesday while officers chased down three people in a stolen car, police said.
Hamilton Elementary School at 2807 Fairmount Ave. was alerted at 8:13 a.m., according to San Diego police Lt. Kevin Mayer.
About 15 minutes earlier, officers were en route to investigate a report of a man tampering with a vehicle in Oak Park when they saw a Honda CRX being driven erratically in the area of Bayview Heights Drive and Euclid Avenue, he said.
A car chase ensued for about three minutes and ended in the area of 46th and Olive streets, not far from Hamilton Elementary, Mayer said.
Two passengers, a 19-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman whose names were not immediately available, were arrested on suspicion of auto theft and possession of narcotics, according to Mayer, who said the driver fled into a canyon and remained at-large.
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