UPDATE: Both suspects in custody after high-speed pursuit
An intense, high-speed vehicle pursuit broke out across Roseville and Rocklin Wednesday when officers attempted to stop two alleged thieves who were breaking into cars at a local shopping center.
The incident began around 1:33 p.m. According to the Roseville Police Department, a citizen spotted a pair of black males forcing their way into at least two different vehicles in front of the Macaroni Grill in the Rocky Ridge Town Center. The witness called 911, prompting Roseville officers to head in that direction.
Roseville police spokeswoman Dee Dee Gunther said the suspects may have realized they were being watched. They jumped into a black sedan and quickly left the area. A Roseville police officer spotted a vehicle matching the get-away car's description. When the officer tried to pull it over on Eureka Boulevard, the sedan took off at a high rate of speed.
"It was a pretty involved pursuit that went through a number of parts of east Roseville," Gunther said.
Rocklin police officers were also called into the chase as the suspects sped toward their direction.
Driving at speeds of 70 and 80 miles per hour, the car reportedly stopped without warning on Sierra College Boulevard near Rocklin Road, allowing one suspect to jump out on foot. A police officer almost immediately caught that suspect at gun-point. The other suspect ran his car over a spike strip but continued to flee at speeds reportedly in excess of 85 miles per hour. Police units eventually cornered the sedan on Stanford Ranch Road just before the 5 Star Boulevard intersection.
Leaping out of a car with tires ripped down to the frames, the suspect ran into a nearby business park. Roseville and Rocklin officers launched a brief manhunt, capturing him near a residential neighborhood in the vicinity.
"The good news is that both suspects are in custody and no one was hurt through all of this," Gunther said.
Roseville officers stayed at the scene for more than an hour, conducting crime scene investigation and searching for additional pieces of evidence.
The suspects have been identified as Donnell Mark, 19, of Daly City and Harold Malbrough, 19, of San Francisco. They were booked on charges of burglary, conspiracy to commit a crime, possession of stolen property and evading police officers with willful disregard for public safety.
Press Tribune reporter Scott Thomas Anderson was at the scene.