By Anthony Saude
Walnut – On June 11, Walnut Diamond Bar Station Sheriff’s station received a call about a burglary in the 19800 block of Hidden Trail Place. When the deputies arrived at the scene they quickly alerted other units with a description of the vehicle and the suspects. A nearby Aero unit (helicopter) was dispatched and was able to locate the vehicle, a brown Porsche SUV with paper plates. The vehicle was traveling westbound on the 60 freeway at speeds estimated to be as high as 90 mph. Aero informed the California Highway Patrol and East Los Angeles Station of the vehicles whereabouts.
During the chase, the vehicle collided with a large delivery truck and became inoperable on the southbound 710 freeway at Gage Avenue. All three of the suspects in the car ran from vehicle and into a car repair shop in the 5400 block of Gage Avenue in Bell Gardens. Containment was established by East Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station deputies with assistance from Compton Sheriff’s Station, LASD County Services Bureau and The Bell Gardens Police Department. A search for the suspects began using resources from the LASD Special Weapons Team and they were able locates all three suspects in a relatively short period of time. .
The efficiency shown by the work the police put in shows that collaborative support and communication is sometimes needed in high risk situations. The incident is still under investigation by handling detectives. Another job well done by all who were involved! The Walnut Station has experienced a rash of burglaries in the area during the summer and is urging residents to be more intentional about their safety and report any suspicious activity immediately. Anyone with information about this incident or witnesses are encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Walnut Diamond Bar Sheriff’s Station at (909) 595-2264. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 Tips” Mobile APP, or “P3 Mobile” for the hearing impaired, on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.
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