Clovis News

Alleged shoplifters crash after short chase

Barstow Avenue between Willow and Chestnut avenues was closed Monday night after a vehicle crashed following a police chase, Clovis police said.

Just before 6 p.m. police were notified of two men shoplifting at the Walmart in Clovis near Shaw and Villa avenues.

As the two were leaving, an officer tried to pull over their vehicle, but they refused to stop, Clovis police said.

A short chase followed and the vehicle crashed on Barstow just west of Willow. The vehicle went through a fence and overturned in a field at California State University, Fresno. The two men were taken to Community Regional Medical Center for evaluation, police spokeswoman Janet Stoll-Lee said.