A motorcyclist carrying methamphetamine and a replica handgun led police on a short pursuit through Pasadena before being taken into custody on Monday night, officials said.
Officers tried to stop a motorcycle for a traffic violation about 11:20 p.m at Mar Vista Avenue and Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena police Lt. Sean Dawkins said.
The rider refused to stop and sped away, according to the lieutenant. “He ran through several stop signs and a traffic light.”
Pursuing police cars backed away due to safety concerns, but a helicopter continued tracking the motorcycle as the rider came to a stop about a mile-and-a-half away at Orange Grove Boulevard and Mar Vista Avenue, Dawkins said.
Police quickly found the rider nearby and took him into custody without a struggle, he said. He was in possession of methamphetamine, as well as a realistic-looking BB gun.
Carl Anthony Burroughs, 55, of Pasadena was booked on suspicion of evading police, possession of methamphetamine and driving on a suspended license, according to police and Los Angeles County booking records.
According to L.A. County Superior Court records, Burroughs was already awaiting proceedings on a charge of forgery of an official document at the time of Monday’s arrest.
Prior convictions in the county include resisting or obstructing police in 2019; meth possession in 2018; auto theft, receiving stolen property and domestic battery in 2013; petty theft with prior convictions in 2004; resisting or delaying police with force in 2002; grand theft in 1999; and assault with a deadly weapon and DUI in 1991.
Bail for Burroughs was set at $75,000 pending his initial court appearance, which was yet to be scheduled.