Officers set up perimeter in south Sacramento neighborhood for suspect search.
SOUTH SACRAMENTO - An identification of a car possibly used in a burglary led to a chase and search in a south Sacramento neighborhood Wednesday morning.
Spokesman Chris Trim of the Elk Grove Police Dept. said officers spotted the vehicle on the northbound side of Interstate 5 and pursued into the area of 26th Ave. and 35th St. where the driver and a passenger abandoned the vehicle around 7:30 a.m.
The two men were able to evade capture by running from officers through the backyards of homes in the area, said Trim.
According to Trim, a subsequent search of the vehicle returned a backpack reported stolen. The backpack contained an undisclosed amount of ammunition and a magazine for a gun, but Trim could not confirm whether either man was armed.
A perimeter was set up around the search area and SWAT was called out for assistance locating the men.
Officers were able to locate the men by following a trail of evidence, including footprints to at a home on 24th St., according to police on scene.
Both individuals were taken into custody without incident. Officers were working to determine if either was connected to any prior vehicle burglaries or thefts, Trim said.
The victim whose vehicle was broken into, originally told Elk Grove police he believed a gun was in the backpack. However, it was later revealed that the gun was locked in a safe inside the victim's home, said Trim.