LAKEWOOD, Calif. – Sheriff’s deputies arrested a carjacking suspect Monday after a chase across Los Angeles County.
The pursuit began in Lakewood about 6:35 p.m. near the intersection of Rosecrans and Garfield avenues, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Lisa Hernandez of the Lakewood station.
Deputies tried to pull the allegedly stolen vehicle over in Paramount, but the SUV sped off — the chase was on.
There were two people in the SUV, the LASD said. At some point the driver stopped and jumped out and ran in the Huntington Park area. That’s apparently when the passenger jumped into the driver’s seat and took off, according to ABC7.
Deputies put a spike strip on Walker Avenue in the South Gate area. The SUV drove over the strip but did not stop, according to the station.
A second strip was put near East 60th Street in Huntington Park. Eventually the spike strips did their work and flattened all four tires. The SUV ended up pulling over by the Los Angeles River and surrendered to the LASD.
The original driver and carjacking suspect was captured and arrested, Hernandez said. His name was not immediately available because he was still being booked.
It was unclear if the second driver would face charges; Hernandez said only one arrest was made.