Man taken into custody following police chase, children found inside vehicle

Updated: Mar. 29, 2017 at 4:52 PM CDT
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(Source: KCBD)
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - 18-year-old Alize Castilleja is in custody facing charges for child endangerment after engaging in a police pursuit with two children in the vehicle.

Around 1 p.m. Wednesday, around I-27 and 50th Street, a Lubbock police officer spotted a vehicle that was possibly involved in a home burglary on Tuesday in the 4400 block of 46th Street.

A gun was stolen in that burglary.

The officer initiated a traffic stop, but the suspect refused to stop. During the pursuit, the suspect vehicle spun out in the area of 55th Street and Avenue D. The LPD SUV and suspect vehicle collided.

Three adults and two children, ages 1 and 2, were inside the suspect vehicle. No injuries were reported.

The children, ages one and two, were check and cleared by EMS as a precaution.

Police say Castilleja will face charges for evading arrest, two counts of child endangerment as well as outstanding warrants. The other passengers, two females and the children, were released.

Lubbock police are conducting a full investigation of this incident.

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