Fort Worth police arrested two men Friday evening after a pursuit following a car theft and home invasion, according to reports.
Police responded around 7:40 p.m. to a home invasion and robbery call at a home on the 4000 block of Hampshire Boulevard. The Fort Worth Fire Department and MedStar also responded to the call.
An elderly woman who made the call said she had been assaulted, and her vehicle had been stolen. Responding officers noted the details of the stolen car, including the plate number, and broadcasted it to all local patrol channels.
At 8 p.m., police attempted to pull over the driver of a vehicle matching the description of the stolen car, a gold Kia Sorento, while it was driving westbound on West 7th street near Summit Avenue. The driver sped off, and a chase ensued.
The pursuit made its way through West Division. During the pursuit, the suspect’s vehicle hit two uninvolved cars on Camp Bowie. Police said that the occupants of the vehicles were uninjured, and the cars were damaged but drivable.
Eventually, the suspect’s car made a turn on Pentecost Street and ended up spinning out of control. Once the car stopped, police blocked off the vehicle and apprehended two male suspects who were inside the car.
Both the driver and passenger were taken into custody. The driver was charged with evading arrest or detention in a motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident. The passenger was detained pending an investigation. Police said both suspects face additional pending charges.
In nearby Dallas, crime has continued to persist. As of the end of December 2022, it was up 1.5% over the previous year. Notably, there were almost 12% more motor vehicle thefts and 6.29% more burglaries of motor vehicles compared to 2021. Follow The Dallas Express for continuing coverage of crime in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and beyond.