Chico Police recover a stolen vehicle following a high speed chase along Highway 99. A man called police just after midnight Monday morning to report his car being stolen on Lassen Avenue near Eaton Road. Officers eventually caught up with the stolen Honda on Highway 99 near 20th Street. That vehicle was being followed by another Honda. Officers pulled over the trailing car and arrested the driver, a juvenile from Oroville, after finding burglary tools in the vehicle. The driver of the stolen Honda led police on a chase along Highway 99, reaching speeds of 115 miles per hour. The pursuit ended in Oroville when the driver turned off the vehicle's lights after exiting the highway, but it was later found abandoned on Oro Dam Boulevard near Lincoln Street. Police were unable to locate the driver.
Update: Chico Police were able to identify the 2nd suspect that was driving the stolen Honda as 22-year-old Christopher Mikael Smith of Oroville. He was arrested at his home just after 5 a.m. Monday morning.