RENO, NV - Reno police have arrested two people suspected of Monday night's burglary at Sportsman's Warehouse on Kietzke Lane.
Crystal Rice and Keegan Vaughn have been put into custody in Nevada County. They will be scheduled for extradition back to Nevada. They are facing a variety of weapons, drugs and burglary charges. Vaughn's bail is $4.2 million with Rice's set at $1.7 million.
Reno Police and Highway Patrol from two states ended a high-speed chase involving two burglary suspects armed with several stolen weapons late Tuesday, July 29, 2014.
Police say the man and woman may have been planning a similar heist at Cabela's when they were spotted by police. The pair took off toward California, but didn't get far with the help of the Washoe County RAVEN helicopter.
Investigators say the suspects drove just over the California line, overshot a turn and hit a wall, and the damage from the impact took them off the highway at Floriston, where they left the car and ran off.
Reno police say without RAVEN's help, this would have been much more difficult, but the helicopter's spotlight kept tabs on the fleeing alleged burglars and quickly brought the pursuits to an end.
Inside their wrecked car were 20 handguns in two bags, but it's too soon to tell if these were those stolen from Sportsman's Warehouse.
Police were keeping an eye on other sporting goods stores in case they tried another break-in, but police can't say for sure if they were planning on stealing from Cabela's.
The investigation began when an alarm was set off around 10:15 pm, Monday, July 28th at the Sportsmen's Warehouse, and when police arrived there was nobody on the premises.
A review of surveillance video showed that a male and a female gained entrance and stole numerous guns and other miscellaneous items from the store.
The burglars were caught on security surveillance exiting the store.