The investigation continues after an extensive search went cold
Diamond Bar – The incident began around noon on Wed., Sept. 2 in Diamond Bar when Deputies from Walnut/Diamond Bar Station responded to a Burglary Just Occurred call in the 800 block of Pantera Drive.
The victim of the burglary gave Deputies a description of the suspect and the car he was driving.
According to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, while the Deputies were responding to the call, they saw the suspect driving the vehicle, as described by the victim, away from the residence. At that time Deputies attempted to stop the suspect and when he did not yield, a pursuit ensued. After approximately five minutes, the ground units terminated their part and a Sheriff’s Air Unit arrived overhead and monitored the pursuit from the air.
The suspect drove eastbound on the San Bernardino (10) Freeway, and continued to the northbound Orange (57) Freeway, west on the Foothill (210) Freeway, and south on the San Gabriel (605) Freeway, where he exited at Washington Boulevard in Pico Rivera. The Air Unit had been surveilling the suspect the entire time.
Once the suspect left the freeway, he abandoned his vehicle and ran into the San Gabriel River wash. Deputies set up a containment perimeter and a Sheriff’s K-9 was brought to the scene to search for the suspect. The wash is chock full of dense brush and covers an extensive area. Assisting with the search operation are Deputies from Pico Rivera and Walnut/Diamond Bar Stations, and California Highway Patrol personnel.
At approximately 4:30 p.m., the search operation for the burglary suspect concluded. The suspect was not located; however Detectives are actively investigating his whereabouts.
Anyone with information regarding this incident may contact the Walnut/Diamond Bar Sheriff’s Station at (909) 595-2264.