by Action 4 News Staff
Posted: 05.13.2013 at 2:51 PM

La Feria police arrest 7 illegals following a high speed chase through the city.

According to Chief Donato Garcia dispatched received a call from a concerned citizen out of Blue Town, saying they had seen a car pick up some illegals on the side of the road.

Officers heading to that area, spotted the vehicle in question heading North on 506 and attempted to pull the driver over.

However, Chief Garcia says the driver refused to stop and lead them on a chase, until finally stopping on Dodd Lane, right across from Sanchez Elementary.

Garcia says about 8 people took off running once the car stopped.

Police were able to catch up five of them immediately, while three others kept running.

After a search, with the help of Border Patrol, Chief Garcia says they found two others.

Chief Garcia says since the chase ended across the street from Sanchez Elementary, he did place the schools on high alert, but were never on lockdown.