Three suspected burglars were arrested Friday after a high-speed police chase on Interstate 5 that began in Olympia and ended between DuPont and Steilacoom.
A couple who live in the 3100 block of Sixth Avenue Northwest in Olympia returned home about 11:35 a.m. and found three burglars in their house, according to police.
The suspects fled in a lime-green Ford or Mercury, Olympia police spokesman Dick Machlan said.
Police received numerous reports from drivers about a northbound vehicle weaving across lanes at speeds of 85 to 95 mph on I-5 not long after the burglary.
The vehicle matched the description of the car that the alleged burglars were driving.
A Thurston County sheriff’s deputy and a Lacey police officer pursued the vehicle, and a State Patrol plane monitored its location. The vehicle crashed near Solo Point Road, and two of the occupants were arrested; a third fled onto Joint Base Lewis-McChord in an area near shooting ranges, Thurston County sheriff’s Lt. Greg Elwin said. No one was hurt in the crash.
The third man later was caught, trooper Guy Gill said. K-9 units from Lewis-McChord, Pierce County and Puyallup aided in the search for him. It’s unclear when he was caught.
Jewelry and a handgun were among the items stolen during the burglary.
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