Three Bellflower men arrested Monday may have been involved in multiple vehicle burglaries in Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley, police said.
Officers responding to a call on Hudson River Circle in Fountain Valley saw a man pulling on a car door handle at about 1:15 a.m. Monday, police said.
While the man was detained, two other men ran from a nearby vehicle that police believe they were trying to steal, police spokesman Kham Vang said.
Huntington Beach police helped set up a perimeter around the neighborhood, and a police dog went yard to yard looking for the two suspects.
Using a thermal imaging camera, a Huntington Beach police helicopter crew found the men hiding in and under trees, police said.
One was armed with a stun gun and the other had pepper spray, police said.
During the search, officers found a Honda CR-V nearby that was reported stolen from Huntington Beach. Police determined the three suspects could be linked to vehicle thefts in Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley, authorities said.