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Three Fla. Officers Injured After Crashing Into Concrete Pole


Three Boynton Beach police officers were injured and two suspects are in custody after a chase that ended in a crash.

Police said the officers were assisting with a burglary call when one of them lost control of their cruiser and crashed into a concrete pole.

"The pole snapped and landed on top of the vehicle," Boynton Beach police spokeswoman Suzanne Gitto said.

All three officers had to be extricated from the cruiser. They were taken to Delray Medical Center and are expected to recover.

Rescuers tend to one of the injured officers after their police cruiser crashed into a concrete pole during a chase.

Gitto said the officers were providing backup to a burglary call at a home a few blocks away.

Neighbors noticed three men in a truck going inside the house and called 911.

"Us neighbors have to watch out for each other," Edward Burgess said. "We see something that's not right, we call the police and let them do their job."

When police arrived, the suspects sped off and led officers on a brief chase along Seacrest Boulevard before crashing into a house.

"I heard tires squealing and then I heard the crash," Rafael Vega said. "I wasn't sure where it was coming from, so I came out, looked out the door and saw the car attached to my house."

All three suspects bailed out. Police caught two of the suspects -- Michael Hollis and Chedo Ceance -- almost immediately, but the third suspect got away. Police said Markell Hollis is considered armed and dangerous.

Vega said he found bullets in his yard.

"They might have been carrying some weapons because if they had bullets with them, they had to have the gun that goes with it," he said.

The names of the officers haven't been released.

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