Street Takeover News
Fort Worth police nab street takeover gang in TV-worthy high-speed chase
Fort Worth Police chased down a street takeover crew over the weekend that entailed a helicopter, a high-speed chase, spikes on the roadway, and hot pursuit on foot.
According to a release, the incident took place on Saturday, July 8 at 10:30 pm, when officers were called to North Beach Street and North Tarrant Parkway, where a car doing "doughnuts" had taken over the intersection.
When officers arrived, they saw a silver and black Dodge Challenger doing doughnuts, with a crowd starting to gather around filming.
Officers charged in with emergency lights and sirens, and the Dodge Challenger took off at a high rate of speed. A DPS helicopter monitored from the sky. A lieutenant from the Richland Hills police department heard the police radio traffic, and was able to successfully spike the Challenger evading officers.
The Challenger pulled into a QT gas station, and all occupants got out and ran to a Dodge Charger, which took off immediately with all of the occupants from the Dodge Challenger. Officers began pursuing the Dodge Charger, which would not stop.
The Dodge Charger was followed by the DPS helicopter to a location near 121 and South Riverside Drive. It stopped underneath a bridge and everyone in the car got out and started to run on foot. But pursuing officers and officers in the area were able to locate all five individuals who were fleeing.
It turned out that the Dodge Charger had been reported stolen out of the Addison Police Department, while the Dodge Challenger involved in the initial pursuit had been reported stolen out of Farmers Branch Police Department.
Officers were able to positively identify all five individuals. Three were taken to the city jail; the other two were identified as juveniles and were transported to a juvenile detention facility.
Both stolen vehicles had fake license plates, and police determined that this was the same organized street takeover group that committed mayhem in Austin a few months ago.
The three adults arrested and their charges are as follows:
- Bruce Camacho - 17, evading arrest/detention: Class A
- Gustavo Camacho - 19, evading arrest/detention with a vehicle: Felony 3, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle: State Jail Felony
- Saul Olade - 20, evading arrest/detention: Class A