Two teenagers are arrested for allegedly breaking into a car and sending Tyler police on a chase. Police say they got a call around 4:00 a.m. that two men were breaking into a car at the 1600 Block of West Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard in Tyler. When police approached the men, they fled the scene. After the suspects crashed into a telephone pole, and then a tree officers were able to arrest them at the intersection of West 29th Street and Whitten Avenue.
The men arrested are Rogelio Renteria, 19, and Elbert Renteria, 17, of Tyler. Both were charged with burglary of a vehicle. The alleged driver, Rogelio, was also charged with evading arrest.
A Tyler police unit involved in the chase, somehow received damage to its fuel tank and started on fire. Police say the vehicle is a total loss, as everything inside was burnt. Police say the vehicle costs anywhere from $40,000 to $50,000. The exact cause of the fire and who will be held responsible for the damages has not been determined.