Published : Monday, January 8, 2018 | 6:55 AM
Five gang members who at first attempted to drive away from a traffic stop at high speed then suddenly stopped and bailed from the car all were captured and weapon thrown by one of them was recovered by Pasadena police Saturday night.
Chief of Police Phillip Sanchez reported the incident in an email on Sunday.
“Pasadena Police officers assigned to the Special Enforcement Section (SES) were on routine patrol when they attempted to stop a vehicle for traffic violations in the 800 block of N. Raymond Avenue,” Sanchez said.
“SES officers activated the emergency lights (red and blue lights) on their police vehicle; however, the driver of the car failed to yield accelerating away from the officers at a high rate of speed,” according to Sanchez.
“Moments later,” he said, “the vehicle abruptly stopped and five male adults exited and continued to flee. SES officers chased the primary suspects while responding officers contained the area. Subsequently, all suspects were arrested without incident. During the field investigation officers located a firearm which has been discarded during the chase.”
SES officers determined all five suspect are known gang members and on parole, PRCS (Post-Release Community Supervision), or probation.
The suspects were transported to PPD jail and the gun was booked as evidence, Sanchez said.
Authorities identified the suspects as Ronald Hill, 34, of Pasadena, Isaac Brooks, 22, of Pasadena, Justin Taylor, 19, of Palmdale, and Laron Daniels, 24, of Pasadena.