Two Suspects In Custody After Leading Police On Car Chase Across San Gabriel Valley And L.A.
A vehicle suspected of towing a stolen trailer led police officers on a two-hour long car chase spanning from the Inland Empire to downtown L.A., eventually ending near Pasadena when the driver surrendered to officials. The chase began around 12:45 p.m. in Rancho Cucamonga before spanning the San Gabriel Valley and crossing into Downtown L.A. before turning back towards Pasadena. The driver and the passenger of the vehicle were taken into custody without incident.
The trailer was reported stolen earlier in the day, and San Bernardino County Sheriffs first spotted it attached to an SUV, according to the L.A. Times. They tried to stop the vehicle but the SUV ended up getting onto the freeway, after which California Highway Patrol officers took over the chase. While pursuing the vehicle, officers were unaware of what was contained within the trailer, according to KTLA.
The driver stayed on the freeway in San Bernardino County before taking the 10 freeway into downtown L.A., after which the car began driving on surface streets. It went back onto the freeway to head north on the 110, at one point driving down Colorado Boulevard in Old Pasadena. The driver eventually pulled over on the 210 freeway near Arcadia, according to ABC, and surrendered to authorities. ABC also reports the car and trailer may have been stolen from the Pico Rivera area.
Officers opened the trailer after taking the driver and passenger into custody, displaying what appeared to be a collection of household goods. Traffic on the 210 Freeway remained backed up during the pursuit and surrender.