5 Arrested Following 40-Minute Police Chase Through Dallas

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Five people were taken into Dallas police custody after leading officers on a 40-minute chase Friday morning, police said.

The incident started about 12:45 a.m. as a report of a carjacking along the 4600 block of Monarch Street, police said. The victims told police they were held at gunpoint by three armed suspects and ordered to lay on the ground. Two small children were also held at gunpoint, police said.

According to police, officers tracked a victim's cellphone that was left inside the stolen vehicle and traced it to the area near Kiest Boulevard and Polk Street. The suspects were spotted on the 1100 block of Kiest Boulevard, where the suspects fled from police and the chase ensued.

Several officers and the Dallas Police Air One helicopter were involved in the chase, which took them into residential neighborhoods.

Police say the drivers also went in the wrong direction of traffic on some streets and threw items from the vehicle.

The driver ended up in a dead-end street on North Tatum Avenue, where the group of suspects was taken into custody, police said.

Julian Aguilar, 18; Valerie Gutierrez, 18; and three teenagers face charges, police said. The names of the accused juveniles were not released due to their age.

No injuries were reported.

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