Police Leave Glassell Park Home Following Pursuit, Standoff Without Making Any Arrests

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Police were involved in a standoff with a pursuit driver who entered a home in Glassell Park, but left without making any arrests Thursday.

Authorities were in pursuit of a truck on July 6, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

The pursuit began about 7:24 a.m. as a medical emergency, California Highway Patrol Officer Siara Lund said.

Officers tried to make contact with the driver, but he refused to stop, Lund said.

Aerial video from Sky5 showed the vehicle traveling westbound on the 210 Freeway near Pasadena about 8:30 a.m. before the driver exited in Glassell Park and took to surface streets with California Highway Patrol vehicles following behind.

The truck later stopped for a while in front of a residence in the 3100 block of Weldon Avenue but then sped away again when officers approached.

A driver initially pursued by authorities was then followed by a green work truck in Glassell Park on July 6, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Authorities seemed to back off of the pursuit at that point but the driver was temporarily stuck when a green work truck blocked the roadway a short distance from the home.

The driver was eventually able to maneuver around the work truck, which began to follow him.

About 8:45 a.m., the driver returned to the same residence on Weldon Avenue where he had stopped earlier and then exited the vehicle and went inside.

The green work truck also stopped and a man could be seen on his cell phone, apparently trying to contact authorities who had not yet arrived in the area.

The man who was driving the work truck, identified as Harmick Garrison, later told KTLA he didn’t know the person in the pickup but thought trying to stop him, and then following him, was the right thing to do.

Authorities wait for a man to come out of a home in Glassell Park on July 6, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

Los Angeles Police Department officers arrived at the home minutes later, but the man remained inside.

Just after 9 a.m., officers were seen opening the front door of the home where the driver was believed to be and three people came running outside.

A fourth person, a woman who identified herself as Jen Rose, exited the home a short time later.

Rose says she lives in the home, and the man police were looking for stays in a back house.

“He’s a decent enough guy, I don’t know what he’s doing. I feel like something really weird is happening … He keeps to himself,” Rose said.

The standoff ended when police left the home without making any arrests.

The suspect was still inside the home but had not committed any crimes during the LAPD’s involvement, Officer Jefferson said.

The CHP would be handling the evading police aspect of the incident, Jefferson said.

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