ALAMO -- Two of three burglary suspects who tried to evade police Tuesday were arrested after crashing a stolen vehicle into a curb and trying to make a run for it, police said.

Jennifer Crackel, 30, and Michael Grande, 32, both of Antioch, were arrested while attempting to flee a suspicious vehicle that sped away from cops upon being spotted, police Chief Steve Simpkins said. Both were arrested on charges of vehicle and property theft. Crackel also was arrested on an evading arrest and parole violation charge, and Grande is also facing a probation violation charge.

A third suspect is still at large, Simpkins said.

No one was injured, according to sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee. Classes resumed as normal at Stone Valley Middle School and the Dorris-Eaton School just after 10 a.m. after being placed on lockdown as a precaution.

The pursuit began after the driver sped off upon seeing a police officer on Camino Ramon, according to Danville police Chief Steve Simpkins. Witnesses watched the suspects throwing objects from the vehicle as they sped away from police.

Shortly after, the car struck a curb and the suspects took off on foot, at which point police caught up to two of the three suspects.

Sheriff's deputies were brought in to help search for the third suspect shortly before 9:30 a.m. in the neighborhoods east of Interstate 680, between Livorna Road and Stone Valley Road. The third suspect has not been seen since.


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Officers recovered evidence thrown from the vehicle that linked the suspects to a residential burglary earlier Tuesday morning in Castro Valley, Simpkins said. The vehicle had also been reported stolen out of Antioch.

Anyone with information about the suspect at large may contact Detective Anthony Perry at 925-314- 3710 or aperry@danville.ca.gov.

Contact Erin Ivie at 925-847-2122. Follow her at Twitter.com/erin_ivie.