Grand theft auto in Auburn ends in pursuit and crash in Lincoln.By: Brody Fernandez Of Gold Country Media
Calls came in regarding a car being stolen at the Auburn Home Depot at 11755 Willow Creek Drive around 8:40 a.m. Thursday, according to Placer County Sheriff spokesman Lt. Andrew Scott.
The two suspects were identified running out of the store with several boxes of Milwaukee power tools and equipment, worth over $8,000 according to law enforcement officials.
Soon after the calls came in, the car was spotted in Loomis and a pursuit began, according to law enforcement officers.
“The driver lost control during pursuit off Sierra College Boulevard heading toward Lincoln,” Scott said. Both suspects had initially escaped from the car after it flipped over multiple times and landed on its side according to Placer County Sheriff deputies. One suspect was taken down by a K-9 unit, while the second was arrested by deputies according to Scott..
Placer County deputies originally engaged the suspects in Loomis near Sierra College Boulevard, who were aware of the incident, according to Scott.
With several patrol cars pursuing the vehicle, the driver lost control of vehicle and the car spilled over onto Sierra College Boulevard in Lincoln, according to Scott.
“The suspects were transported to a local hospital where they sustained minor injuries and are currently in custody,” Scott said after press time Thursday.
“They are being charged with felony theft, burglary, and felony evasion but they haven't been booked yet so that is subject to change,” Scott added.
The suspects who were arrested are Jason Thomas 42, of Oakland; he was a wanted parolee-at large. Douglas Gladden 27, of Antioch had more than $500,000 in warrants for burglary and robbery according to the Sheriff’s Office.
No weapons were found in the vehicle, according to Scott.
Sierra College Boulevard was closed for nearly two hours as officers investigated.