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2 Arrested After Fleeing Casino With Stolen Cars on Indian Reservation: SDSO

Both the man and woman were arrested with stolen vehicles

A man and woman were arrested after fleeing a casino with stolen vehicles on an Indian reservation Wednesday.

They each fled the Sycuan casino in separate stolen vehicles, said San Diego County Sheriff's (SDSO) Captain Marco Garmo, from the Rancho San Diego station.

The man lead deputies on a pursuit that ended when he crashed in downtown San Diego, confirmed deputies.

Before the chase, Sycuan police, from the Indian reservation located six miles east of El Cajon and 20 miles east of San Diego, notified police of two stolen vehicles.

Deputies pursued the man at Elm Street and Sixth Avenue around 11:20 a.m. They deployed a spike strip that slowed the suspect's vehicle down. His speed never exceeded 70 mph, said Garmo. Just before noon, the suspect crashed at the corner of Fifth and Elm Street.

The suspect got out of his car and attempted to flee the scene. He was bitten by a K-9 police dog and quickly taken into custody with minimal injuries, said deputies.

The woman fled the Sycuan Casino with another man in a stolen vehicle. Deputies used a spike strip to stop her, and she was taken into custody at the Rancho San Diego Station.

No other information was immediately available.

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