Burglary suspects’ car crashed into a fire hydrant, leading to a foot pursuit in Westminster
The Seal Beach Police Department on Tuesday, July 2, announced the arrests of three suspects in the burglary of $14,000 in merchandise from a local retailer. The crime and arrests apparently took place on Sunday.
On Sunday, June 30, at about 2:33 a.m., the Seal Beach Police Department received a call reporting a commercial burglary at the Private Sneakers located at 12410 Seal Beach Blvd. A witness saw three suspects stealing merchandise from the closed business and watched as they fled the scene in a silver vehicle.
Responding officers located the vehicle and attempted to stop it. After a short pursuit, the vehicle crashed into a fire hydrant near the intersection of Westminster Boulevard and Bolsa Chica Road in the city of Westminster. Three men quickly exited the car and ran into the adjacent neighborhood.
With the assistance of the Westminster Police Department and the Huntington Beach Police helicopter, officers searched the neighborhood looking for the burglars. One man voluntarily surrendered to officers. Police report locating another suspect hiding in a trashcan and finding the final suspect hiding in a backyard under pool equipment.
According to the SBPD, inside of the suspects’ vehicle were 280 pieces of stolen merchandise that consisted of athletic clothing, sports jerseys, hats, and other accessories. Police gave the retail value of these items at nearly $14,000. The merchandise was returned to the store later that day. The store’s cash register drawer was also found inside of the car.
Darryl Williams, 18, of Long Beach; Desmond Maglory, 20, of Long Beach, and a 17-year-old juvenile were arrested for commercial burglary, evading police, and conspiracy. The adults were later booked at the Orange County Jail and the juvenile was released to his parent.
This investigation is currently ongoing. Police are asking anyone with information related to the case to contact Detective Jorge Muñiz at 562-799-4100 ext. 1108.