Police Cruiser Crashes Into Home in La Puente

A West Covina police cruiser crashed into a home in La Puente Monday morning, narrowly missing injuring a 3-month-old girl who has been inside, residents said.

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A home was seriously damaged after a police cruiser crashed into it Monday in La Puente.

The car crashed through a wrought-iron fence and into the home at 11:30 a.m. at Temple Avenue and Hacienda Boulevard (map) during the rush to assist officers who were pursuing an armed robber.

Residents of the home said a baby girl had been in her crib in the room that was hit, but her grandmother had taken the child out of the crib just moments before the crash.

The little girl’s grandmother, Edith Ramirez said in Spanish that “angels” were responsible for the safety of her grandchild.

Bricks and broken glass were still in the crib on Monday afternoon.

Ramirez, her husband, her 6-year-old daughter and her granddaughter were home at the time of the crash.

Detectives in the area witnesses an armed robbery at a Starbucks and called for backup, West Covina Lt. David Lee said.

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Edith Ramirez, left, was caring for her baby granddaughter when the crash occurred.

“They called for assisting units, and unfortunately two of the units that were assisting had an accident,” Lee said.

Police said they would fix the damage and pay for a hotel room for the family until repairs are complete.

KTLA’s Liberte Chan contributed to this report.


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