| Redding Record Searchlight
Four people were arrested Thursday after police said they broke into a Redding marijuana dispensary and led law enforcement on a chase to Cottonwood.
A fifth burglary suspect got away after the suspects’ car, which had a delivery sign mounted on the roof, became disabled following the 15-mile pursuit.
The incident started about 4:45 a.m. Thursday when Redding police received a report of a commercial burglary in progress at the NUG Sundial Collective at 1852 Buenaventura Blvd.
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Store employee Anthony Ortiz, 27, of Redding told police he was inside the business when he heard breaking glass and saw the group stealing products. The suspects then fled from the store in the vehicle.
Police saw the get-away car but the driver failed to yield for a traffic stop. Officers chased the car to southbound Interstate 5 but discontinued the pursuit when the car exceeded speeds of 100 mph.
Police broadcast the car’s description and the California Highway Patrol, with help from Shasta County and Tehama County sheriff’s deputies, saw the vehicle heading south.
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In a press release, police said the car “became disabled” at Front and Chestnut streets in Cottonwood. One of the passengers ran away and wasn’t found.
The car’s other four occupants were interviewed and arrested.
Adrian Lopez, 29, of San Jose was booked into Shasta County Jail on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy, evading and an outstanding warrant.
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Alexandro Trevinosilos, 20, of San Jose, was booked on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy and an outstanding warrant.
Benjamin Silos, 18, of Merced and Jaime Mendoza, 21, of Farmersville were booked on suspicion of burglary and conspiracy.
Police said the case remains under investigation.
Mike Chapman is a reporter and photographer for the Record Searchlight in Redding, Calif. His newspaper career spans Yreka and Eureka in Northern California and Bellingham, Wash. Follow him on Twitter @mikechapman_RS. Subscribe today!