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Two suspects arrested in Newport Beach after string of residential burglaries in South Orange County

Two suspects were arrested in a string of burglaries over the past few months in South Orange County after officials said they resisted arrest and collided with a patrol car.

Authorities believe the suspects have committed several burglaries in Laguna Hills, San Juan Capistrano and Rancho Santa Margarita. Burglaries in Rancho Santa Margarita occurred as recently as two weeks ago, said Orange County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Carrie Braun. Investigators have not revealed a precise number of burglaries they believe the suspects have committed.

Investigators located the suspects during a residential burglary in the 1600 Block of Antigua Way in Newport Beach on Saturday, Aug. 14. The suspects attempted to flee in a vehicle, and after a short pursuit in which they collided with a patrol car, the suspects fled on foot and hid in the surrounding neighborhood before being apprehended.

No one was injured in the collision, but the suspects were taken to the hospital after being apprehended due to injuries sustained from K9 bites, according to Braun.

A search of the suspects’ car revealed an estimated $250,000 worth of stolen personal items and jewelry including watches and rings.

The suspects were booked into the Orange County Jail on suspicion of burglary, grand theft, assault on a peace officer, resisting arrest, evading and conspiracy, sheriff’s officials said.

The names of the suspects were not immediately released as the investigation is continuing.

Source: Orange County Register

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