Nearly $18K worth of stolen jewelry recovered after Shenandoah police chase

Zales burglary (Shenandoah Police Department)

SHENANDOAH, Texas – Nearly $18,000 worth of stolen jewelry was recovered following a police chase in Montgomery County Sunday.

According to the Shenandoah Police Department, around 2:25 a.m. Sunday, officers were wrapping up a DWI investigation when they noticed a white Toyota SUV traveling north on the I-45 service road at high speeds with no lights on.

The on-duty sergeant who noticed the vehicle followed it and caught up with it near St. Luke’s Hospital. It began to flee him when he attempted to stop it.

Around that time, officers received a call of a burglary at the Zales store in the Portofino Shopping Center where several men were seen smashing glass cases and taking jewelry.

The chase ended in the 400 block of Nursery Road after a Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy deployed road spikes, deflating the vehicle’s tires.

The people inside the vehicle fled on foot. Jewelry and burglary tools were found inside the vehicle.

Two men were initially taken into custody. A third was later found by a MCSO deputy.

Two adults, one from Katy and one from Houston, as well as a 15-year-old were arrested and charged with burglary of a building. The driver was also charged with evading in a vehicle.

Shenandoah police said nearly $18,000 worth of jewelry was recovered and returned to Zales staff.

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