Home Depot theft leads to wild pursuit and crash in south valley

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A man and two women are under arrest after a theft Monday at the Hanford Home Depot led to a pursuit and a crash that involved a Lemoore Police unit.

The incident began just after noon at the Home Depot store in Hanford. A witness provided a license plate for a vehicle involved in the theft that had been stolen out of Visalia.

A short time later a Lemoore Police Officer saw the car driving westbound on SR198 at 19th Avenue. Officers were able to get behind the vehicle and try to pull it over.

The driver of the car refused to pull over and a chase followed. The suspect vehicle continued to head towards West Hills College, which was place on lock down.

The chase continued for 20 minutes when the vehicle pulled over in the area of 13th Avenue and Kent Avenue.

The suspect stopped the vehicle and the driver and front seat passenger fled on foot. After a short foot chase the driver was taken into custody, and later identified as 26 year old Sean Frain of Visalia. The front seat passenger was not located. Two females in the vehicle, Heidi Brindle-Alvarez, 43, and Samantha Lovett, 23, both of Visalia, were also taken into custody.

During this pursuit, a Lemoore Police officer was involved in a single vehicle collision. He was transported to a local area hospital and later released with minor injuries.

Heidi Brindle-Alvarez was arrested and booked into the Kings County Jail for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, being under the influence of a controlled substance, and three warrants out of Tulare County. She is being held without bail.

Samantha Lovett was arrested and booked into the Kings County Jail for possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property, and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Her bail was set at $20,000.

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