Police said it all started after they got information about a suspicious vehicle in the area of Plymouth and Yorktown. When they arrived, the vehicle was unoccupied but officers heard a burglar alarm and then saw the suspects jumping the fence. "Officers confronted the men and ordered them to stop however the driver of the vehicle immediately backed the car toward the officers," said Lt. Burke Farrah with the Fresno Police Department. Police said two officers then fired their weapons and the chase began.
After the crash, 34 year old Aaron Hamm was taken into custody along with 29 year old David Foust. Police think the two men may be responsible for dozens of recent burglaries in the Northeast Fresno Area.
Residents who have recently been victimized expressed relief that suspects had been caught. Chelsea Spencer told Action News her parents' home was just hit Monday. Thieves apparently used a crowbar to force their way inside and then went to an upstairs bedroom, where they stole jewelry. "It's down the street. It has to be the same guys. It's too much of a coincidence for it happen here at the same time of day," said Spencer.
Spencer is now sharing surveillance video taken from inside the home to help police with their on-going investigation. Fresno police said the two suspects taken into custody have been arrested several times during the last year on charges that include other burglaries. The status of those cases isn't clear.