Fort Lauderdale burglary suspect arrested after chase, crash in Opa-locka

A Fort Lauderdale burglary suspect was arrested Sunday afternoon after leading law enforcement officers on a 15-mile chase that ended in Opa-locka.

Fort Lauderdale police went to the 2100 block of Southwest 19th Avenue regarding a possible burglary at a business and spotted a suspicious vehicle, Detective Tracy Figone said.

When officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the white van, which was driven by Alfonzo Green, 49, fled the area, Figone said.

The chase, which involved the Broward Sheriff's Office, Miami Gardens police and Opa-locka police, came to an end when Green crashed into a vehicle driven by Johanni Cadet on Northwest 135 Street.

"As soon as he hit me I (saw) that he was running toward this way and the cops came and run and chase after him. I just thank God I'm alive, but it's a complete wreck," Cadet said. 

Officials eventually caught up with Green and used a Taser to take him down. He was taken into custody on charges that include fleeing and eluding, resisting arrest without violence and aggravated assault. 

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