Two juveniles arrested for residential burglary and High-speed chase in Merced

Merced Police say they arrested two juveniles who were involved in a residential burglary and a high-speed chase in Merced.

Officers responded on Saturday night at around 8:42 PM, to the 2900 block of Parkwood Court after the house sitter heard someone break in while she was inside. The victim exited the house and called police. The suspects stole the victim’s purse and left in her vehicle while she waited for police to arrive.

Officer Myles Richter was responding to the call when his vehicle was nearly sideswiped by the suspect driving the stolen motor vehicle.

Officers initiated an enforcement stop that resulted in a high-speed pursuit. Officers terminated the pursuit for public safety concerns.

The suspect continued to drive dangerously on West 16th Street and the pursuit continued, the driver tried to navigate a left turn onto Canal Street at an unsafe speed and overturned after colliding with a curb and a business building in the 1500 block of Canal Street.

Two 17-year-old juveniles were taken into custody and arrested. They were transported to the emergency room as a precaution and booked into custody at the Iris Garrett Juvenile Justice Correctional Complex.

The victim’s vehicle sustained extensive damage and the building had minor damage to the exterior wall.

If you have any information on this incident please contact the Merced Police Department.

Merced Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Officer Myles Richter at (209) 385-6905 or by email at


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