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SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A Sacramento man and a Yuba City woman were arrested after leading officers on a chase through various spots in Sacramento County on Tuesday morning a truck that was reported stolen.
The incident started at about 7:27 a.m. when Sacramento Police Department auto theft detectives were advised that “Crime Alert” received a tip of the location of a possible stolen vehicle.
Detectives located a blue 2002 Ford F-350 truck in the vicinity of Northwood Road and Woodcrest Road and contacted the California Highway Patrol because the truck was in the county.
At about 8:09 a.m., officers observed the truck travel on westbound Whitney Boulevard where a marked CHP unit attempted to make an enforcement stop on the vehicle. The driver failed to stop and attempted to evade officers by continuing to drive away, the CHP said.
The pursuit traveled through the Carmichael and Arden Arcade areas, then on southbound Watt Avenue over Highway 50, then onto westbound Folsom Boulevard, where additional CHP units joined the pursuit.
As the truck approached the intersection of Lake Forest Drive an officer used an intervention tactic to try to end the pursuit. The truck reportedly spun out and struck the driver’s side door of the CHP car, pinning the officer inside. The officer fired his service weapon several times at the driver. A second CHP officer also fired his service weapon.
The driver then fled the scene and traveled into the Florin-Perkins area. As the driver traveled southbound on Elk Grove-Florin he turned west and drove through a strawberry field where he either stopped or became stuck, the CHP said. Two suspects exited the pickup and fled on foot. A perimeter was established from French Road to Elk Grove-Florin and Florin Road to Gerber Road.
The suspects were located and arrested outside a residence located in a mobile home park on the north side of Gerber Road.
The driver of the stolen vehicle was identified as Robert Randall Bain, 41, from Sacramento. The female passenger was identified as Audri Bean, 30, from Yuba City.
The suspects were to be booked into the Sacramento County Jail.