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Two Stolen Guns and a Stolen Vehicle Recovered after Vehicle Pursuit and Ramming Garland PD Squad Car

by Front Porch Rockwall

 

 

Four people were arrested in a stolen vehicle after leading officers in a pursuit through Dallas and Richardson and ramming a squad car. Two stolen guns were also recovered. On March 15, just after 11:00 PM, a Garland Police Officer observed a maroon Honda Pilot drive out of the parking lot of a city park in the 3900 block of Lawler Road at a high rate of speed, and then run a stop sign.

The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the driver refused to pull over and sped up, leading the officer in a vehicle pursuit. The driver led officers through Dallas and Richardson, and eventually drove into a dead end road in the 600 block of Woodhaven Place, in Richardson. The vehicle turned around in the cul-de-sac and proceeded to drive head-on ramming a Garland Police K9 squad car, disabling both vehicles.
Four occupants from the violator’s vehicle exited and fled on foot. Garland Officers quickly apprehended the driver, identified as 17-year-old Ismael Castillo of Dallas, and placed him under arrest. Officers discovered Castillo was armed with a handgun.
With the assistance of Richardson Police, the other three occupants were arrested nearby. They are identified as 19-year-old Cung Thawng, a 15-year-old juvenile, and a 16-year-old juvenile. The juveniles are residents of Dallas.
Officers learned the vehicle was stolen out of Dallas, and after a search, they discovered a second firearm inside the car. Both recovered handguns were reported stolen from different locations throughout the DFW Metorplex; Balch Springs and Glenn Heights.
Ismael Castillo is currently in the Garland Jail, charged with Aggravated Assault Against a Public Servant, Evading Arrest in a Vehicle, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, Theft of a Firearm, and Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon. Total bond with all charges is $84,500.
Cung Thawng is currently in the Garland Jail, charged with Evading Arrest with a bond of $1,000.

The investigation is ongoing and the two juveniles are pending possible charges and have been released to their guardians.

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