Burglary suspect dies in police chase

October 21, 2008 11:47:36 PM PDT
A man considered the prime suspect in a string of East Bay burglaries was killed in a police chase in Oakley.

Thirty-two-year-old John Charles Walters was suspected of being the ringleader of a band of burglars that hit 20 upscale homes in Lafayette, Walnut Creek, and Orinda.

The chase started when Walters, on a motorcycle, refused to stop for a speeding violation.

He collided with another car while running a red light. No one else was hurt.