Suspects Lead Police on Chase Through Broward

Attempted burglary in Lighthouse Point ends with suspects caught in Oakland Park

By Steve Litz and Brian Hamacher
|  Monday, Apr 2, 2012  |  Updated 10:52 PM EDT
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Four suspects were taken into custody after an attempted armed home burglary led to a wild police chase through Broward county Monday morning.

Four suspects were taken into custody after an attempted armed home burglary led to a wild police chase through Broward county Monday morning.

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Four suspects were taken into custody after an attempted armed home burglary led to a wild police chase through Broward county Monday morning.

The incident began with the attempted burglary at a home in the 2500 block of Northeast 32nd Court in Lighthouse Point, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.

According to the BSO, at least one suspect knocked on the home's door, then tried to force entry but was chased off by the homeowner.

The suspects fled the scene, and a chase involving the BSO ensued. At one point, a weapon was thrown from the suspects' vehicle, the BSO said. It was later recovered.

The chase ended when the suspects bailed out of the car in the area of Commercial Blvd and Andrews Ave. They ran into a house and hid in a closet, when they heard authorities coming, they jumped out of the window and ran into a shed in the back of a home at 5101 NW 1st Ave.

The car came to a rest after it bumped a nearby house.

Two of the suspects were quickly arrested at the scene. Authorities said a 15-year-old girl and her boyfriend Travaris Burkes, 20, face charges of burglary causeing damages over $1,000 and resisting arrest without violence.

Two others hopped a fence and were later arrested while trying to hide in a homeowners' backyard shed, the BSO said.

During the chase, a marked BSO cruiser and an unmarked BSO SUV collided, injuring one officer who was taken to Holy Cross Hospital with lacerations to his head.

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