An Oakland police pursuit of a stolen car turned into a marathon chase Wednesday evening with Alameda County sheriff's deputies, who followed three armed suspects through San Leandro and Hayward before capturing them back in Oakland, a sheriff's spokesman said.
The chase began at about 7 p.m. on Interstate Highway 580, but Oakland police broke off their pursuit when the suspects started going the wrong way on the freeway, sheriff's spokesman Sgt. J.D. Nelson said.
But a police helicopter kept the suspects in sight until sheriff's deputies resumed the chase in San Leandro, Nelson said.
They kept on the suspects' tail into San Leandro surface streets and into Hayward, when the suspects got onto Interstate Highway 880 going north and then back onto 580.
The pursuit ended back in Oakland when the suspects again attempted to go onto city streets at the Coolidge Avenue offramp but couldn't make a turn and "lightly" crashed the car, Nelson said.
The suspects put the car in reverse, and tried to take off again, but crashed into a deputy's car behind them. All three suspects in the car were taken into custody, two men and one juvenile female.
Deputies recovered a TEC-9 semi-automatic handgun with an extended magazine from the suspects' car, Nelson said.
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