Wednesday night was busy for Fort Worth police, to say the least.
Shortly after 8 p.m., dispatchers were "deluged" with reports of a powerful rumbling in southwest Fort Worth, said Capt. Kevin Rodricks, police spokesman.
About an hour later, officers responded to a burglary alarm at 1400 E. First Street.
Four suspects fled in a car, which was ditched about three miles farther east near the intersection of Interstate 30 and Beach Street. The four people tried to run, but police set up a perimeter at a wooded area along the Trinity River.
"At least one, possibly two, got into the water to get away from the officers," Rodricks said. Scanner traffic indicated a lot of officers were involved.
Here's a report on the incident filed by FWPD early this morning:
"Officers responded to a warehouse burglary alarm and disrupted a burglary in progress. Four men had apparently cut the chain securing the front gate and were encountered inside as they were about to ram one of the vehicles into the building in order to gain entry. They noticed responding patrol units and fled in a van. A patrol supervisor then observed them as they were speeding off with their lights out. A short vehicle pursuit ensued, ending in East Division with the suspects bailing out and running across the freeway. All four suspects were apprehended with the assistance of East Division units. One of the suspects swam across the river before getting picked up south of the freeway near Brentwood Stair Road."
And here's the rest of our original report from late last night:
Officers called for MedStar and the Fire Department to ensure the soggy suspect didn’t succumb to the frigid water.
"There’s always a concern for hypothermia," Rodricks said. "So, they were appropriately cared for."
And then they went to jail.
-- Bill Miller
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-- Bill Miller