A high-speed pursuit ended Friday when a stolen pickup truck hit another vehicle in Arleta, then crashed through a fence and into a home, police said.
The occupants of the truck — a man, woman and male juvenile, all in their teens — were taken into custody after the collision, in the 9800 block of North Laurel Canyon Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The chase began about 9:10 a.m. in the area of Vineland Avenue and Strathern Street, in Sun Valley, where officers observed a white 2015 Chevy Silverado, said LAPD Capt. Ernest Eskridge. The pickup truck, which was missing its rear bumper, had been stolen at least two days earlier in Glendale, the captain said.
When police attempted to pull over the vehicle, the driver sped away and a 45-minute pursuit ensued, according to Eskridge.
Surveillance video shows the Chevy running a stop sign, at the intersection of Kelowna Street and North Laurel Canyon Boulevard, and striking a Mercedes-Benz station wagon before plowing through a fence of brick and wrought iron and into a house.
The driver and two passengers attempted to flee on foot but were quickly apprehended by officers.
The driver of the Mercedes, an 80-year-old man, suffered minor injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital, police said.
According to the LAPD, at least four vehicles were struck by the Chevy during the pursuit.
Resident Juliana Rangel said she was inside her home, sipping coffee at the kitchen table, when she heard a "screeching noise."
"I said, please, Lord, let it not come through," she told a reporter. "I saw the truck not even put the brakes. It just came right though the fence."
Rangel said she ran out of the house after the impact of the crash moved some of her furniture. She was not injured.