Four Northern California men suspected of burglarizing a home in Burbank were arrested on Thursday after taking police on a high-speed chase that eventually ended in the Pyramid Lake area, which is northwest of Santa Clarita.
Earlier that night, around 7 p.m., officers with the Burbank Police Department were called to the 800 block of Stephen Road after receiving word of suspicious activity in the area.
A police helicopter flying overhead spotted a man running from a home in the neighborhood and jumping into a nearby vehicle that sped off.
Officers then discovered the home had been burglarized, according to a statement from the department.
Police caught up to the vehicle, a black Ford Fusion, and tried to pull it over, but the driver fled from officers.
According to authorities, the driver of the vehicle “committed numerous traffic violations and reached high speeds” while trying to get away.
The car soon made its way onto the eastbound 134 Freeway before transitioning onto the northbound 5 Freeway.
While pursing the vehicle officers spotted people inside throwing items out of the car’s windows, according to the department.
It was later determined that the items were stolen from the home on Stephen Road.
As the vehicle made its way into the Castaic area, officers from the California Highway Patrol and Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Office became involved.
The pursuit came to an end on the freeway at around 8:30 p.m. near Vista Del Lago Road when the driver pulled the vehicle over.
Sgt. Derek Green, a Burbank police spokesman, said it’s possible the car broke down and the driver did not stop willingly.
The car’s four occupants were taken into custody. They have since been identified as 24-year-old Demaria Adger from Oakland, 19-year-old Marcus Samuels from Antioch, 22-year-old Quazaye Waugh from Oakland and 24-year-old Dominique Williams from Oakland.
All four were booked on suspicion of residential burglary and each is being held on $100,000 bail.