Richmond police ended up arresting the passenger of a car that crashed into a home that they suspect was also involved in a burglary.
On the department’s Facebook page Thursday, police said that they were called out to the
DeAnza neighborhood after someone reported a car that looked like it was casing the area to burglarize houses.
When the officer showed up and spotted the car, police said, but the driver sped away.
Neighbors helped the officer find the car again, and when the officer arrived, the car had crashed into the side of a house, police said. But the driver and passenger were nowhere to be found.
Police searched the area and eventually found the passenger – who they did not identify – at the nearby DeAnza High School, which they had placed on lockdown. They took the passenger into custody in connection with possessing stolen property and on an outstanding warrant. The driver has still not been found.
Inside the car, police found “several satchels of what appeared to be stolen property,” which they have since returned to the owner.
Property Crimes Detective P. Martin also believes the car might have been stolen, but so far, they have not found the owner of it.