Posted: 7:40 p.m. MST
At 11:06 a.m. Monday, 42-year-old Martin Ramirez Saucedo of Calexico was fleeing from Yuma police after they tried to pull him over in the 1900 block of W. 8th St.
Police wanted Saucedo for a burglary earlier in the day, as well as other recent burglaries in Yuma.
Saucedo led authorities on a wild car chase, crossing into Calfornia, then to the Mexican border where he turned around after not being able to enter Mexico.
By then, California Highway Patrol, the Imperial County Sheriff's Office and U.S. Border Patrol were also on his trail.
His getaway ended at 11:24 a.m. when he slammed his car into a telephone pole at 1st St. and Avenue B in Yuma.
Witnesses describe the chaos.
"This guy in his little ranger just goes...down the road, and two cruisers starting to pull him over, and evidently he didn't want to stop. We figured at the speed he was going, he definitely wasn't going to make it around the corner. They were pretty well on a hot pursuit of him. They would've had him very shortly," said Mark Lucier.
The sudden slam into a telephone pole caused Saucedo some injuries, and he was taken to Yuma Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released to police.
"It was out of nowhere that I seen that green truck passing through my house all fast, and he hit the pole, and I see all the cops passing through, then I heard something hit the pole," said Driberto Espinoza.
Yuma police said they could see the stolen property in the cab of the truck. After serving a search warrant, Yuma police said they recovered the stolen property.
Saucedo was booked into the Yuma County Jail.
If you have any information, Yuma police ask you to call them at (928) 373-4700 or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous.