A high-speed chase reaching speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour resulted in the eventual apprehension of four car burglary suspects.on Saturday.
October 3, 2018 • Nelson Phillips • Staff Writer
One adult male and three juveniles from the Ogden area were taken into custody on Saturday, on suspicion of multiple car burglaries, a problem which has been plaguing Box Elder County this year.
“Our guys caught three juveniles and an adult, and we tied them to a string of 12 different car burglaries from Willard to Perry, Brigham City and Mantua,” said Lieutenant Chris Howard of the Brigham City Police Department (BCPD).
According to police the adult suspect, identified as 22-year-old Ramone Aguilar, was the driver of a stolen car that the three male juveniles, ages 15, 15 and 16, would ride in as the group broke into cars, stole valuables, and ran back to Aguilar to make a quick getaway.
When a report of people trying to break into a car in northwest Brigham came in on Saturday morning, two BCPD officers in separate cars spotted the suspects in a vehicle, the suspects sped away and the officers gave chase.
“They ran east on 1500 North to Main Street, then south to Highway 13, and then west out to the freeway,” continued Howard. “On the freeway they proceeded south, at speeds of over 100 miles per hour, and exited at 1100 South.”
The suspects drove into the island on the 1100 South interchange, disabling their vehicle, which they then exited and ran away on foot. The three juveniles ran east and were quickly apprehended, while Aguilar ran west, and for awhile seemed to get away.
“Several hours later we got a tip from the truck stop on 1100 South, LW’s, that this guy had come wandering in there,” continued Howard. A Perry police officer made the arrest, being backed up by BCPD and Willard officers.
“All were interviewed by our detectives here in Brigham, and the adult male admitted to what was going on, and actually identified a bunch of the property that was obviously stolen” said Howard. “He identified what had been taken, and where they had taken it from.”
Formal charges against Aguilar have not yet been filed, but he was taken to the Box Elder County Jail and booked on preliminary charges of auto burglary and attempted auto theft. The case is still under investigation, and more or different charges may apply pending the outcome.
Howard stated that the department feels these suspects may be responsible for more area auto burglaries, but can’t definitively say that yet.
As more information becomes available, the News Journal will report it in future editions.
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