POLICE CHASE OF SUSPECT IN STOLEN CAR ENDS WITH ARREST IN LEMON GROVE

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By Miriam Raftery

Photo courtesy ECM news partner 10 News

April 10, 2018 (Lemon Grove) – A suspect who led police onto a high-speed chase from La Mesa to Lemon Grove was arrested late last night, following a manhunt in which he was located hiding in a family’s garage.

La Mesa Police tried to pull over a reportedly stolen Honda Civic shortly after 11 p.m., but the driver sped off.  He led police on a chase at up to 100 miles per hour with a route that included I-8 west, State Route 125 and eastbound State Route 94, 10 News reports.

He exited in the Spring Valley area and headed into Lemon Grove, where he crashed into a parked truck on Rebecca Way.  The suspect reportedly fled on foot, jumping over fences. At one point, he startled a family at a home he tried to enter on Camino De las Palmas, then hid in their garage.

KNSD-7 reports that the residents alert authorities and Sheriff’s deputies apprehended the man shortly thereafter. The heavily tattooed man is expected to face multiple charges.

Comments

NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY

Not many neighborhoods where a person can walk in absolute safety at night anymore. In fact, I can't think of one that I would choose to do so, thinking nothing could possibly happen. We need to be aware at all times - day & night, 'cause ya just never know.

Maybe one out of 5 are like this?

We should still allow open boarders it's the right thing to do. One out of five's not bad right? If anyone in the South El Cajon section will tell you it's ok....Really it's ok thank you...It's also safe to walk at night... The kids are so sweet and polite it's crazy.

Head Tats

This guy doesn't look like a criminal. Tatoos cost from $100 to $300 per hour. He must have a really good job.