Pursuit Suspect Ditches Rolling Car, Runs Into San Pedro Home After Chase Through Long Beach Area

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A pursuit suspect ditched a car as it rolled away and ran into a San Pedro home where he barricaded for hours before being taken into custody following a chase through the Long Beach area Thursday morning, authorities said.

About 5:30 a.m., officers spotted a suspected stolen vehicle in the area of Long Beach Boulevard and the 405 Freeway and tried to stop the driver, the Long Beach Police Department said.

The driver did not stop and a chase ensued, with the dark-colored sedan weaving through vehicles westbound on the 91 Freeway as at least six patrol cars followed behind, according to police and aerial video from Sky5.

The vehicle continued southbound on the 710 Freeway, speeding past other cars before getting on Pico Boulevard, where an officer appeared to attempt several PIT maneuvers, none of which were successful, video showed.

The driver then went into San Pedro, driving on surface streets and circling around residential neighborhoods as police followed.

An officer then completed a PIT maneuver at an intersection, spinning the car around as two patrol cars attempted to block its way.

The pursuit car managed to slip between the two police vehicles and evade officers, driving onto a residential street where the driver abandoned the car and ran into a home in the area of First Street and Cabrillo Avenue.

The vehicle, which was left running, rolled down the street and soon came to a stop after apparently hitting a curb.

Officers arrived at the scene a few minutes later and surrounded the house.

“Officers believe the residence is known to the suspect, however the exact nature is currently unknown,” Long Beach police Officer Jennifer De Prez told KTLA in an email.

After surrounding the home for hours and trying to get the suspect to surrender, officers walked inside and took him into custody without incident, police said about 11 a.m.

There was a man and woman at the home, and the woman was taken into custody on suspicion of aiding and abetting, De Prez said.

A man was seen coming out of the house with his arms up about 7 a.m. and surrendering to officers who handcuffed him.

Video showed officers surrounding the home with their guns drawn and a K-9 unit at the scene.

The relationship between the pursuit suspect and the two people at the home is unknown, police said.

The investigation is ongoing and no further details were available.

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