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Northeast LAPD Officer Crashes Patrol Car During Chase

The officer is doing fine after reportedly chasing a man and woman in a stolen car.

An LAPD Northeast Division officer received mild injuries after crashing his patrol car while responding to a foot chase in Highland Park early Saturday.

The driver of the alleged stolen car evaded officers, while his female companion was arrested, police said. The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. in the area of Avenue 47 and Interstate 110 freeway. An officer traced the license plate of the 2012 Ford Mustang and learned the car was reported stolen, said Lt. Sanford Rosenberg.

The suspect vehicle stopped and the man fled on foot. More officers arrived and one officer lost control and crashed into a metal gate. The officer was treated at the scene and released. The Mustang was described as a rental vehicle and not from the area, Rosenberg said.

A description of the male suspect was not immediately available, but was described as a known gang member from the area. An investigation is underway.

Lizacrunch Crunch June 24, 2012 at 07:39 PM
What about the car crash on Eagle Rock Blvd? I drove past it this morning around 9:40 am. A car slammed into the newspaper boxes on Eagle Rock Blvd & Yosemite..... A gold car. I dont know what else happened
Ajay Singh (Editor) June 24, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Lizacrunch Crunch: I contacted the watch commander at the LAPD Northeast Community Station, Lt. Mike Menza, and he told me he had heard nothing about this incident. There are patrol cars in and around the area 24/7, but no report about this, Menza said, adding that LAPD's Central Traffic division might have responded to the situation.

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