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Escapees Lead Officers On Pursuit In Stolen Car

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San Andreas, CA — Two juvenile escapees from Rite of Passage in San Andreas led officers on a multi-county chase Wednesday after stealing a truck from a San Andreas woman.

Ariana Bridgeman was tending to her horses on Rocky Road and Del Sol Lane when the two male juveniles walked up to her parked 1989 Ford Pickup, got in, and took off.

Bridgeman reported the crime and the chase was on. First, the Calaveras County Sheriff´s Department pursued the suspects then turned the chase over to the San Andreas CHP, then to the Stockton CHP.

Stockton CHP says a spike strip was deployed but the suspects managed to avoid it. They bailed on foot but were found in a Taco Bell dumpster in Lodi.

The two youths are being held at juvenile hall in San Joaquin County.

Written by Vanessa Turner.