3 young people arrested in Winston-Salem after chase through Forsyth County; 1 suspect still wanted

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FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A Forsyth County chase ended with three young people arrested in Winston-Salem and one suspect still at-large, according to the sheriff’s office.

At about 1:33 a.m., deputies responded to a car break-in on the 6800 block of Idlos Road.

The homeowner gave the sheriff’s office a description of the vehicle.

Deputies say they found the suspect vehicle on Meadowbrook Drive in Clemmons and tried to pull over the vehicle, but it kept going.

At about 1:54 a.m. Tuesday, deputies asked Winston-Salem police to help with a chase as it crossed into city limits.

A deputy had been pursuing four suspects possibly connected to a string of Forsyth County break-ins.

Police were able to help until more deputies got to the scene.

The suspect vehicle stopped on the 1500 block of South Hawthorne Road where the suspects got out and tried to run.

“I saw blue lights, so I went to the front window to look out. There were several sheriff's cars, at least half a dozen along with local police officers and I noticed there was a car in the yard across the street from us that didn’t belong there,“ said a homeowner who wished to remain anonymous.

The sheriff’s office shut down the block while law enforcement searched the area. The road has since reopened.

Deputies have apprehended three juveniles, leaving only one suspect still wanted.

A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said the teenagers arrested are just 13, 14 and 15 years old.

“I hope they find them because obviously if they ended up in somebody’s front yard they were doing something maybe they shouldn’t be doing. And I’d like to think that, hopefully, they’re not still around in this neighborhood, and if they are may they be caught,” one neighbor said.

The sheriff’s office has not released the names of the arrested suspects and is asking for the community’s help in identifying the fourth suspect.

No one has been injured and no property damage was reported following the chase.

Anyone who might know the fourth suspect’s identity or location is asked to call the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700 or the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office at (336) 727-2112. Any questions or concerns about the chase or investigation should be directed to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

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