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* Jermaine Robinson and Aaron Burrell arrested on suspicion of burglary, forgery, attempting to pass a fraudulent prescription and evading police

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Two men were arrested for allegedly trying to pass fake drug prescriptions Friday night after leading police on a high-speed chase from Walnut Creek to Danville Officers responded around 6:08 p.m. Friday to the CVS Pharmacy at 1123 South California Boulevard in Walnut Creek to a report of a person attempting to pass a fraudulent Oxycodone prescription, police said.

Arriving officers saw the suspect vehicle occupied by two black men leaving the parking lot and attempted to stop it, but the car fled onto southbound Interstate Highway 680, according to police. The officers gave chase, but stopped the pursuit in the interest of safety due to the suspects’ excessive speed, police said. Crew members aboard an East Bay Regional Parks Police helicopter in the area spotted the vehicle and followed it into Danville, where Danville police located the car, abandoned.

Police searching the area were unable to find the suspects. About two hours later, Danville police responded to a report of a suspicious person and located the two suspects, who were positively identified as being involved with the fraudulent drug prescription and chase, police said. The driver, Oakland man Jermaine Robinson, 30, and his passenger, 28-year-old Aaron Burrell of Richmond, were arrested on suspicion of burglary, forgery, attempting to pass a fraudulent prescription and evading police.Police said Burrell also had an arrest warrant for failing to appear on a burglary charge out of San Francisco.Both were taken to county jail.

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