Garden Grove

Five arrested after chase ends in crash

FIVE were arrested after a chase that ended with a crash in Santa Ana.

Five suspects were arrested early Friday morning in connection with an investigation that began in Garden Grove and continued through Long Beach, Huntington Beach and finally concluded with a car crash in Santa Ana.

According to Lt. Carl Whitney of the Garden Grove Police Department, those arrested were:

  • Abelardo I. Vallecillo, 18, of Stanton
  • Alejandro M. Vallecillo, 20, of Stanton
  • Steve Bryan Brown, 18, Bellflower
  • Amil Cabral, 21, Long Beach
  • 17-year-old juvenile.

An undercover investigation of possible suspects in several Garden Grove burglaries led to surveillance in Long Beach that continued to Huntington Beach.

There, detectives noted that the suspects divided into two teams, one in a silver Jaguar and one in a black Chrysler minivan. In the 1000 block of Jon Day Drive in Huntington Beach, detectives saw three suspects exiting a home that had been tented for fumigation. They drove off in the Jaguar; two others in the Chrysler acted as lookouts, according to police. Fountain Valley police unit stopped the minivan and arrested the suspects. The Jaguar evaded police and a pursuit began, concluding with a crash in Santa Ana near the intersection of Greenville Street and Manly Avenue.

Three suspects were arrested with help from the Santa Ana Police Department and an Orange County Sheriff’s Department helicopter.

Stolen property was recovered from the burglary. The four adult suspects were booked into Orange County Jail and the 17-year-old into Juvenile Hall.

Anyone with more information about this crime or the suspects is asked to call (714) 741-5800.


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