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Suspected Stolen Vehicle Chase in Bandera and Medina Counties Ends in Apprehensions

On September 9th, at approximately 3:05 a.m., a resident of the Bandera subdivision reported a suspicious vehicle to Bandera County Chief Deputy Matt King. After an initial patrol of the area yielded no unusual findings, a deputy returned at around 4:30 a.m. Upon returning, the deputy spotted two vehicles that matched the description of previously reported stolen cars.

A high-speed pursuit ensued, heading south toward Hondo, with both vehicles reaching speeds exceeding 100 mph. The Hondo Police Department and the Medina County Sheriff's Office joined the chase, leading to the successful apprehension of the sole occupant of a stolen Jeep Cherokee. The teenage male driver of the Jeep was subsequently transported to the San Antonio Juvenile Detention Center.

Later in the morning, the second stolen vehicle, a Dodge Charger, was located, initiating another high-speed pursuit, with speeds exceeding 120 mph. The pursuit concluded with the Dodge Charger crashing, resulting in the apprehension of two juvenile males - one from Bandera County and the other from San Antonio. Although one juvenile initially managed to escape, authorities have since identified them.

In light of these incidents, authorities strongly urge homeowners to secure their vehicles by locking them and refraining from leaving valuable items inside when parked overnight.


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