Police: 3 in custody after pursuit ends in Massapequa

MASSAPEQUA - Police confirm that three men are in custody after a 3-mile police pursuit ended in Massapequa this morning. Police tell News 12 Long Island that the suspects were trying to steal car tires on Carrollton Avenue in Wantagh. Donna Cirasole, of Wantagh, says she called the police this morning when she spotted several men lurking around her neighbor's new Infinity at around 3:30 a.m. Police say they spotted the suspects' car on the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway and chased them nearly 3 miles to Massapequa Avenue and School Street. There, police say the suspects crashed their car onto a front lawn, then got out and started running, which is when one officer fired a single shot at the driver of the car. Police say the men may be responsible for a string of tire thefts on the South Shore. They're now investigating whether the trio is responsible for stealing nearly 100 tires from a dozen other cars since January. Police have not yet announced the exact charges against the three men, who are all in their twenties and from Queens.

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