UPDATE Nevada County police chase: 2 suspects now in custody, search continues
UPDATE: Authorities have identified the two suspects in custody as Joseph Daniel Sandoval, 31, and James Edwin Sandoval III, 32, both of Hayward.
Nevada County authorities on Tuesday afternoon were chasing suspects in a stolen truck, men that authorities say are connected to a recent Grass Valley robbery, CHP Officer Greg Tassone said.
The chase began just after noon off McKnight Way in Grass Valley. The suspects fled in a stolen white box truck, taking Highway 20 west out of town, Tassone and dispatchers said.
At 12:25 p.m. the suspects had reached Penn Valley, Tassone added.
“We’re trying to get aircraft to come help us,” the officer said.
According to dispatchers:
The chase was approaching Marysville at 12:40 p.m. Five minutes later, the suspects were driving south on Highway 70.
The suspects moved into oncoming traffic around 12:51 p.m.
Tassone said the suspects drove toward oncoming traffic on both Highways 99 and 70. They ultimately took Highway 99 into Sacramento, jumping from the moving vehicle near Truxel and San Juan roads, south of Interstate 80.
At 1:45 p.m. several law enforcement agencies were searching for three suspects. Authorities have formed a perimeter and are using aircraft and dogs in their search, Tassone said.
Authorities had one of the three suspects in custody at 2:30 p.m, and the second was apprehended by 2:45 p.m. The search continues for the remaining suspect.
According to Tassone, the suspects are people of interest in the Monday robbery of the Hot Spot Smoke Shop, 440 Colfax Ave.
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