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Posted: 1:27 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013
OAKLAND, Calif. —
The personal crime spree of a wanted felon in the area around Oakland International Airport came to a sudden end Wednesday when a police pursuit ended in a spectacular crash.
Oakland Lt. Randell Wingate said the suspect was being investigated for “dozens of crimes” in and around the Oakland airport.
“In the business district in the industrial area around the airport, I believe the arrest of these two will make a big difference,” he said.
Wingate said it all began with 911 calls from local residents reporting a car involved in a series of auto burglaries.
A description of the car was broadcast to patrol cars in the area and the vehicle was spotted a short time later.
“Officers tried to make a spot and the suspect led us on a pursuit,” he said.
A short distance later, the suspect’s car slammed into a parked car, flipped over and hit a tree.
The driver attempted to flee on foot and was captured about a half mile away. A second suspect, who was being investigated as a possible accomplice, was taken into custody at the accident scene.
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