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Two Arrested for Burglary Related and other Charges after Failing to Yield

On July 15 at 2:48 a.m., a City of Carlsbad Police Officer attempted to stop a black Mercedes Benz for a traffic violation on southbound Interstate 5 at Las Flores Drive in Carlsbad.

The driver failed to stop and a pursuit ensued.

The driver continued southbound Interstate 5, exited Cannon Road, and continued eastbound on Cannon Road at a high rate of speed. The driver eventually stopped in the 3900 block of Cannon Road where a male and female were taken into custody.

A search of the vehicle revealed stolen property. 

The driver was identified as 36-year-old Richard Benedict from San Diego. 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 20-year-old Kayla Dwyer from Santee. She was arrested for possession of stolen property, burglary tools, and burglary.

Both subjects were booked into the Vista Detention Facility. 

An investigation into the stolen property is ongoing.

For more information
Lieutenant Jeffery Smith, 760-931-2115 or jeffery.smith@carlsbadca.gov

Police media contact
Jodee Sasway, Public Information Officer, 760-931-2105 or jodee.sasway@carlsbadca.gov

July 14, 2017