TUCSON (Tucson News Now) - Two men are jailed after a burglary investigation on the southwest side turned into a chase involving Pima County Sheriff's deputies. It ended in a rollover accident.
It happened Monday as deputies were conducting extra patrols in the Camino Verde Estates area, southwest of Tucson, due to a recent increase in burglaries. A resident reported a suspicious truck in the neighborhood, and a deputy spotted that truck in front of a residence in the 6300 block of West Desert Laurel Lane.
Deputies say they stopped the truck, but it took off when the deputy approached. A pursuit followed, with a deputy having to avoid a head-on collision with the suspect truck at one point. After several minutes, the truck crashed and rolled over near Dakota Street and Caballo Road.
Two men identified as Ricardo Valdez and Rey Castillo ran off, but deputies arrested them. Deputies say determined that the items in the bed of the truck had been stolen from a burglary that occurred in the 5300 block of South Spencer Road.
Valdez faces charges of Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer, Criminal Damage, Unlawful Flight from Law Enforcement and Endangerment. Castillo was arrested on charges of Criminal Trespassing and unrelated warrants. Additional charges are pending.
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