Two Police Departments Flood West Pasadena Searching for Four Burglary Suspects

Published : Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 9:05 AM

Four burglary suspects fleeing Glendale police ended up jumping and fleeing from their getaway car after it crashed in the Ralph’s Market parking lot in Old Pasadena about 5:40 a.m. Tuesday morning,

The four ran in different directions, said Glendale police spokesman Sgt. Dan Suttles, but two — both ex-felons —were captured shortly thereafter.

Glendale and Pasadena police teamed together to continue the search Tuesday morning, Suttles said.

The quartet were wanted in connection with the burglary of a restaurant in the 700 block of South Lindo in Glendale. A witness called Glendale police about 5:30 a.m. to report seeing men climbing out of the building through a broken window.

Suttles said the vehicle description was detailed and Glendale police caught up with the getaway car as it headed east on the I-134 freeway, where it exited in Pasadena.

“The car got on some of the surface streets and ended up in the parking lot of the Ralphs on the 300 block of West Colorado,” Suttles said. “The driver of that suspect fuel vehicle lost control and ended up hitting one of the parked cars inside the parking lot and disabling his car.”

A search perimeter was set up immediately, Suttles said.

Pasadena Police Lt. Pete Hettema said that Pasadena police joined the search shortly after 5:30 a.m.

Neither Hettema nor Suttles could confirm witness reports that a safe was found in the trunk of the suspect’s car.

However, the men who were arrested, Dakkari Denson, 21, and Nicholas Powell, 21, both of Los Angeles, were both booked for evading police, burglary and being a felon in possession of a firearm. That firearm, according to Suttles, was inside a stolen safe.

“What they stole from the restaurant was a safe, [and] inside the safe was a firearm. So when they took possession of the safe, they took possession of the firearm,” Suttles explained.

Maranatha High School, located about a block south of the crash site, was combed by officers looking for the suspects, who are believed to be unarmed.

A parent told Pasadena Now that a cross country track team was practicing at the time. The students were escorted by police is a school bus from the campus to a parent pick up location in Old Pasadena, the parent said.

Maranatha issued an alert saying the school was closed for the day due to the police activity.

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