Burglary Suspects Charged Following Benson Chase

Two people wanted on burglary charges in Cary were arrested after a high speed chase in Benson early-Sunday morning.

It began around 2:40 AM when Benson police officer Kaitlyn Caldwell stopped a vehicle for a violation on East Main Street near North Elm Street.  After approaching the vehicle, the driver sped away, knocking the officer to the ground.  Officer Caldwell attempted to catch up to the vehicle, but the driver lost control as he turned onto North Lee Street and struck a commercial building. 

Christopher-Jason-McNeill-FIThe driver, Christopher Jason McNeill of Cary, was caught following a brief foot chase.

Police said they recovered numerous items of suspected stolen property from the vehicle and from a room at a local motel. After going to the motel room, officers located McNeill’s girlfriend inside. Kirsten Danielle Larosa and a young child were found inside the room at the Days Inn.

Larosa was also wanted for burglary charges by Cary Police.

Police Chief Kenneth Edwards, who was notified and responded to the incident said, “This is a reminder of the unknown dangers our officers face on a daily basis.  This started as a traffic stop for an expired tag, and it quickly evolved into an assault on an officer.  I’m very thankful that Officer Caldwell only sustained minor injuries, and I’m also grateful to the team of supervisors who responded to assist with the situation.”

“During our investigation, we located numerous items of property, to include both jewelry and electronics, and we are working with multiple law enforcement agencies in Wake County to identify and notify possible owners,” Chief Edwards said.