Two men and a woman were in custody on suspicion of carrying out a string of residential burglaries in Newport Beach, police said.
The men were found inside a residence in the 200 block of Evening Canyon Road by the homeowner around 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, said Newport Beach Police spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella.
Hugo Fernando Gonzalez and Anthony Vargas, both 21-year-old Angelenos, fled the scene in a white Kia sedan driven by 26 year-old Evelyn Yvette Gudino, also of Los Angeles, Manzella said. The vehicle was seen by a Laguna Beach Police officer about 10 minutes later, she said.
Gudino ran a red light, refused to pull over and eventually collided with a Toyota Prius near the intersection of Laguna Canyon and El Toro roads, Manzella said. The Prius driver was unhurt.
Two of the suspects remained in the getaway vehicle while a third attempted to flee the scene of the collision and was found nearby, Manzella said.
Property belonging to possible additional burglary victims was found inside the Kia, Manzella said, and detectives believe the suspects may be responsible for at least 15 residential burglaries throughout Orange County.
Gonzalez, Vargas and Gudino were being held without bail and due in court Friday morning, according to Orange County jail records.
—City News Service