Suspected car thieves arrested after police chase

Posted at 10:00 AM, May 30, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-30 12:00:26-04

A short police chase ended in Hurricane with three suspected car thieves in handcuffs.

It started around 9 a.m. on Tuesday after the men apparently tried to cash a suspicious check at a convenience store.

An officer eventually forced the car to stop and the three men took off running, but police caught up with them.

Alfredo Chavez-Mendoza, Victor Valdez and Pedro Manuel Ortiz were booked into jail on multiple charges.

Police said the Provo men are suspected of steaming cars for a northern Utah car dealership.