Los Angeles Police Department officers apprehended a young man wanted for an alleged felony after a short pursuit on foot in Glassell Park Sunday evening.
Officers in the vicinity, including in Eagle Rock, responded to a call by a fellow officer for back up after she observed the suspect near the intersection of Estara Avenue and Drew Street, an area that was once a hotbed of gang activity, less than half a mile from the LAPD Northeast Community Station.
There was a warrant out for the suspect, who was aged about 21 or 22 years old, Sgt. Wayne Guillary, the watch commander on duty at the Northeast station, said, adding: “He ran and we apprehended him.”
Four LAPD officers had barely entered Corner Pizzeria on Colorado Boulevard and were standing in line with menus in their hands when they got the call for back-up support to help catch the suspect.
The officers, who were witnessed at the pizzeria by Eagle Rock Patch, rushed out in two squad cars, sirens blazing, south along Eagle Rock Boulevard toward Glassell Park.
Some 10 minutes later, two of the officers returned to the pizzeria and said that the suspect had been apprehended while they were on their way to provide back-up support.
Sgt. Guillary told Patch that the suspect was trying to run to his aunt’s house on Perlita Avenue nearby and was caught on the porch of the house.
The watch commander said he was awaiting details about what kind of crime the suspect was wanted for.