Teenaged Burglars Driving Stolen Car Crash As They Flee Police in Pursuit

Published : Wednesday, October 28, 2015 | 4:01 PM


Three teenaged burglars in a stolen car led police on a brief chase before the car crashed and trio fled, only to be found after a ground and air search Wednesday, Pasadena police said.

Police were originally called to the scene of an apparent burglary in progress in the 1600 block of Paloma Street by a sharp-eyed civilian around 12:45 p.m.. Lt. Mark Goodman said. The witness said the suspect’s had parked their car in front of the home, owned by a 52-year-old Pasadena man.

“Officers responded quickly and the saw the suspects driving away from the location,” Goodman said. “A traffic stop was initiated during which the suspects failed to yield. An approximately 90-second-long vehicle pursuit ensued — ending when the driver of the suspect vehicle lost control of the car he was driving.”

Goodman said the suspect’s car came to rest in the side yard of a residence located near Allen Avenue. All three suspects fled from the crashed car.

“Containment was immediately established and two suspects were quickly taken into custody. A yard search was commenced with the assistance of a police K-9 and the police helicopter,” Goodman said.

The third suspect was located hiding behind the shed in a yard within the containment area and was subsequently taken into custody.

Goodman said all three suspects are juvenile teenagers from Los Angeles, aged 15, 16 and 17.

In the crashed getaway car — later determined to have been stolen in Los Angeles — police say a number of items stolen from the Paloma Street residence were found, including a PlayStation 3, a laptop computer, an iPad and three jewelry boxes.

Two nearby Pasadena Unified schools, Jefferson Elementary and Marshall Fundamental, were not involved in the incident and neither was locked down during the chase and search.


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