Two arrested after intrusion and car chase at Hill AFB

Thursday , August 28, 2014 - 3:08 PM

HILL AIR FORCE BASE — Two of three gatecrashers at Hill Air Force Base were apprehended by a military security patrol early Monday following a short pursuit and a crash into a Dumpster, the Air Force confirmed Thursday.

Base officials said they are working with local authorities to apprehend the third occupant of the intruding vehicle. The person fled outside the base.

At approximately 12:30 a.m. Monday, a non-base-affiliated vehicle entered Hill’s south gate entryway. The gate guards directed the vehicle’s driver to turn around after the driver indicated he made a wrong turn onto the installation, base spokesman Richard Essary said in a press release to the Standard-Examiner.

“Instead of following instructions from the gate guard, the vehicle continued onto the base,” Essary said.

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A Hill security patrol pursued the vehicle before it crashed into a waste bin at the north end of Southgate Drive, Essary said.

The three vehicle occupants exited the vehicle and attempted to escape on foot. Two passengers were immediately apprehended and taken into custody, Essary said.

The three suspects have no known affiliation with the base, he said.

Because the incident is under investigation, further details are not being released, Essary said.

Contact reporter Bryon Saxton at 801-625-4244 or bsaxton@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @BryonSaxton.

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