Suspected car thieves lead police in chase from Spring Valley to National City

NATIONAL CITY, Calif. - A pair of suspected car thieves were under arrest Thursday after leading police on a high-speed pursuit from Spring Valley to National City.

San Diego Sheriff's Deputies said they received a call at 11 p.m. Wednesday  about a vehicle being burglarized.

When deputies responded, the two suspects drove off in a Ford F150 and headed on the westbound state Route 54.

The suspects drove at speeds up to 110 mph, according to deputies.

Deputies said at one point, the vehicle stopped and an adult passenger jumped out. He was arrested, but the other suspect kept going.

The driver then headed to National City, where he tried to bail out.

National City Police said the teen was arrested in the backyard of a home in the 2200 block of 11th street.

Deputies could not confirm if a handgun seen at the scene belonged to either of the suspects. Deputies said the reason they were able to make the arrests and prevent anyone else from getting hurt was because  multiple law enforcement agencies worked well together.

Deputies told 10News the man is being held at San Diego Central Jail, and the minor is at juvenile hall. Among the list of charges they face are possession of stolen property and auto theft.


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