Spikes deployed in two high speed chases

According to a Press Release by Hondo PD, on Thursday, December 12, 2019, Hondo Police Officers responded to the Dollar General for a possible theft in progress. Upon arrival Officers noticed employees pointing towards a male and female standing next to a silver in color car that appeared to be rushing to leave. Officers attempted to block the vehicle as the female subject maneuvered around them and turned east on US Highway 90. The male subject was left behind and fled on foot. Witnesses and Officers lost sight of the male subject.
Officers pursued the silver vehicle, later determined to be a 2007 Toyota Camry and reported stolen through the San Antonio Police Department. Speeds increased as the suspect vehicle left the City Limits of Hondo. The pursuit continued with Medina County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Texas State Troopers joining in. As the vehicle approached Castroville, a spike strip was deployed but the vehicle did not strike it. As speeds increased and the vehicle exited the City Limits of Castroville, Bexar County authorities were advised of the approaching pursuit. As the pursuit made its’ way into Bexar County, Hondo Police Units terminated and allowed other agencies to continue. Once inside Bexar County, continuing units lost sight of the vehicle.

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Hondo Police Officers are reviewing store video footage to attempt to identify the suspects and the case is still under active investigation.
If you have any information, contact Medina County Crime Stoppers is asking for your help in solving this crime. Call 1-800-367-2833. You do not have to give your name. An anonymous code number will be assigned to you. Anyone giving information to Crime Stoppers, by law, your name cannot be mentioned, nor can you be required to testify in a court of law.
Another chase comes up I-35
In a separate incident, on Tuesday, December 9th, another high speed pursuit came through the Devine area up I-35 North. Around 10 pm, officers received a call that Frio County Sheriff’s Office and Border Patrol was in pursuit of a red Chevrolet pickup truck.
Devine PD assisted by laying out spikes on I-35, but the suspects swerved to miss it and continued up I-35.
Natalia PD officers blocked off Exit 127 northbound to keep it from going into the city. The truck passed the officers at a dangerously high rate of speed and were unable to safely keep up with the vehicle as it continued up I-35.