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Two Arrested, Stolen Property Recovered after High-speed Vehicle Pursuit in Carlsbad

Carlsbad CA— Early this morning at 2:48 a.m., a Police Officer for the City of Carlsbad Police Department attempted to stop a black Mercedes Benz for a traffic violation on southbound Interstate 5 at Las Flores in Carlsbad, California. The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit ensued. The vehicle continued southbound Interstate 5, exited Cannon Road, and continued eastbound Cannon Road at a high rate of speed. The vehicle eventually stopped in the 3900 block of Cannon Road where a white male and white female were taken into custody. A search of the vehicle revealed stolen property.

The driver was identified as Richard Benedict from San Diego, a 36-year-old white male. He was arrested for a felony violation of failure to yield to an emergency police vehicle, a felony warrant, possession of stolen property, and possession of burglary tools.

The passenger was identified as Kayla Dwyer from Santee, a 20-year-old white female. She was arrested for possession of stolen property, burglary tools, and burglary.

Both subjects were transported to the Vista Detention Facility where they were booked. An investigation into the stolen property is ongoing.