Police arrested two more juveniles in relation to a suspected
burglary attempt that led to a high-speed chase and collision last
Police arrested two more juveniles in relation to a suspected burglary attempt that led to a high-speed chase and collision last Friday.
Two 17-year-old males from Gilroy were cited for commercial burglary and released to their parents Tuesday, according to Morgan Hill Police Sgt. Jerry Neumayer. The juveniles were involved in the break-in of a storage unit near DePaul Medical Center, 18550 DePaul Drive, police said.
Two other suspects were arrested shortly after the incident, which was reported by an on-site security guard who noticed the break-in about 11:20 p.m. May 14. When police arrived, the two suspects jumped into a Chrysler Sebring and led officers on a high-speed chase from Cochrane Road to East Main Avenue. Reaching speeds up to 90 mph, the suspects crashed into a concrete barrier near the intersection of East Main Avenue and Butterfield Boulevard, police said. The car flew through the air about 90 feet into a city light pole, and continued uncontrollably when it landed on the sidewalk. The Chrysler then crashed into a house on the zero block of East Main Avenue.
No occupants of the home were injured, though an unspecified amount of damage was suffered to the exterior of the home.
Police surrounded the vehicle when it stopped. The driver, Dylan Campos, 18 of Gilroy, and a 17-year-old male passenger from Gilroy, were sent to the hospital by ambulance, police said. Campos suffered a fractured pelvis, a dislocated right hip, a fractured right leg and a fractured jaw. The passenger suffered a fractured right leg in the collision, and was treated and released to his parents with charges pending, Neumayer said.
Campos will be cited on suspicion of burglary, felony evasion of police and DUI after his release from the intensive care unit at San Jose Regional Medical Center, police said.
The four teens are suspected of trying to force entry into the portable storage unit to steal alcoholic beverages, police said. The property inside the storage unit was owned by the Knights of Columbus, and the suspects likely knew beforehand what was inside, according to Neumayer.