Police Pursuit of Stolen Vehicle Across Multiple Freeways in Orange County Ends in Artesia

Authorities were in pursuit of a stolen vehicle across multiple freeways stretching from South Los Angeles to Orange County until officers managed to stop the car as patrol vehicles swarmed around it in Artesia, as seen in Sky5 footage.

A patrol vehicle is stopped before the stolen vehicle just before an officer gets out of the vehicle and the driver appears to surrender following a pursuit on Feb. 5, 2018 that ended in Artesia. (Credit: KTLA)

A patrol vehicle is stopped before the stolen vehicle just before an officer gets out of the vehicle and the driver appears to surrender following a pursuit on Feb. 5, 2018 that ended in Artesia. (Credit: KTLA)

By about 10:35 p.m., near Pioneer Boulevard and 168th Street, a patrol vehicle bumped the vehicle, swerving it to a stop so it was facing a patrol vehicle. An officer got out of the patrol vehicle before the driver of the stolen car exited it shortly after and appeared to surrender to the officers, as seen in aerial footage.

The pursuit stretched across at least five different freeways from Los Angeles to Orange County, as seen in Sky5.

The car, a black Dodge Charger, was reported as a stolen vehicle, LAPD Officer Mike Lopez said.

The pursuit started in the South L.A. area, traveling along the 10 Freeway before going onto the southbound 57 Freeway near Anaheim, officials said. It then continued onto the southbound 5 Freeway before reaching the eastbound 22 Freeway near the city of Orange, as seen in aerial footage.

From there, the pursuit continued onto the westbound 91 Freeway near Fullerton, as seen in Sky5 footage. Then it moved toward Buena Park and toward Cerritos.

A car is seen being pursued by LAPD on Feb. 5, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

A car is seen being pursued by LAPD on Feb. 5, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

The car appeared to be blacked out, as seen in Sky5 footage, and traveling at 115 mph, according to the police scanner. By about 10:05 p.m., California Highway Patrol officers were expected to take over the pursuit as LAPD stopped its involvement.

By about 10:20 p.m., the car appeared to have its lights turned on, as seen in aerial footage, and it was traveling on the eastbound 22 Freeway in Orange by that time. It then moved onto the westbound 91 Freeway near Fullerton, aerial footage showed, and then toward Buena Park and later the driver appeared to surrender once stopped in Artesia.