Three males were arrested Monday after a chase in excess of 100 mph ended in a crash in Brea.
At about 2:45 p.m., sheriff's deputies in Diamond Bar spotted a black Mercedes-Benz that matched the description of a car used in a residential burglary a half-hour earlier. The car was also linked to a residential burglary that had occurred a little earlier in Pomona, said Capt. Jeff Scroggin of the sheriff's Walnut Station.
A chase began and as the Mercedes-Benz went southbound on the Orange (57) Freeway, it was going at speeds of 100 mph and sheriff's deputies backed off, Scroggin said.
A sheriff's helicopter kept following and spotted the Mercedes-Benz when it collided with a big rig near Imperial Highway and Brea Boulevard in Brea.
The car tried to keep going after the crash, but a half-mile west on Imperial, three suspects abandoned it and fled into a residential neighborhood in the area of Arovista Avenue and Imperial.
With the help of police dogs and units from the Brea and Fullerton police departments, the three suspects were located and arrested. One received minor injuries.
Stolen property was also found in the Mercedes-Benz and along the Orange Freeway, where it had been thrown from the car.
Arovista Elementary School was locked down while the hunt for the suspects continued.
One suspect was hospitalized for treatment of injuries received during his capture, Scroggin said.
The suspects were in jail about two hours after the chase began, Scroggin said.
"They weren't too happy, but we're happy they are under arrest," Scroggin said.