San Diego

3 Arrested After Otay Mesa Pursuit Ends

Just before 7 a.m. Friday a call came in to the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) from an Otay Mesa resident, reporting that a possible burglary had taken place. The caller said they saw three people jumping a fence outside a Madden Avenue home and that one of the people had a gun.

As officers were making their way to the scene, the suspects got into a white Nissan Versa and sped off.

SDPD officers say that they spotted the car and tried to initiate a stop. The driver failed to yield to officers, which resulted in a pursuit.

During the pursuit, the vehicle crashed into a telephone pole in the area of Paxon Ave. and Melrose Dr.

One of the suspects, a 17 year-old male, then got out of the car and started running. He was taken into custody, police said.

Two other suspects stayed in the car and continued to drive for a couple of  blocks, according to SDPD Sergeant Robert Hawkins.

Hawkins said that the car ultimately stopped and yielded to officers. The two passengers inside were Tevin Barnhill, 20, and Adiline Magdaleno, 20, who were also taken into custody.

Investigators at the residence discovered that the home had been burglarized, with the loss being two hand guns and a PlayStation console, according to SDPD.

During the pursuit, SDPD officers saw items being thrown out the passenger window. Those items turned out to be a backpack containing the two hand guns, according to police.

Hawkins said that they were able to recover those guns.

All three suspects have been booked for various felony charges.

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