Suspect Led Lubbock Police on Chase With Two Children in Car

LUBBOCK, TX - Lubbock Police arrested Alize Castilleja, 18, early Wednesday afternoon at 55th Street and Avenue D after a pursuit that started near 50th and Interstate 27. 

Police spotted a car that was thought to be associated with a home burglary on Tuesday.  After the pursuit ended,  a stolen gun from the burglary was located in the car. 

The chase continued on both sides of the interstate and times went through residential areas.  Police crashed into the car to stop the driver.  Police then found five people were in the car – two of them were small children. 

Two women in the car were not charged as of the time of this report.  

EMS was called to check on the children, and discovered there were no injuries.  

* Initially we reported three children in the car.  Police later clarified and said two children. 

Lubbock Police released the following statement mid-Wednesday afternoon:

At approximately 1p.m. this afternoon around I-27 and 50th Street, a Lubbock police officer observed a vehicle that was possibly involved in a home burglary yesterday in the 4400 block of 46th Street where a gun was stolen.

The officer initiated a traffic stop, but the suspect refused to stop. During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle spun out in the area of 55th Street and Avenue D. The LPD SUV and suspect vehicle collided.

Three adults and two children were inside the suspect vehicle. No injuries were reported.

The children, ages one and two, were check and cleared by EMS as a precaution. 

The male driver, 18-year-old Alize Castilleg, was arrested for evading arrest, two counts of child endangerment as well as outstanding warrants. The other passengers, two females and the children, were released.

Due to the collision occurring during a pursuit and resulting in damage, an Accident Investigation will be conducted. There will also be an internal review of the pursuit, which is standard procedure for all pursuits.


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