Covina Police Chase Ends In Glendora, Suspect Arrested

Not many details revealed at this time by Covina Police, investigation is ongoing.

A pursuit that started in Covina ended with a minor crash and suspect search in Glendora Thursday morning.

Covina Police, with assistance from Azusa and Glendora Police, searched for about two hours and found the outstanding suspect hiding inside a vehicle in a nearby property. The man crashed his vehicle into an occupied car. Minor injuries were reported, said Lieutenant Joe Ward of Glendora Police.

Authorities became aware of the chase as it terminated on Barranca Avenue near Ghent Street on a county portion of the road just before 12:30 a.m., Ward said.

The suspect fled the vehicle, described as a Honda by the California Highway Patrol, the agency which handled the crash.

Azusa and Glendora officers helped establish a containment area while Covina Police searched about 10 homes. The man was found hiding in a vehicle and was arrested, Ward said.

Arrest information was not readily available.

Concerned October 25, 2012 at 01:02 PM
Goodness, my neighborhood just can't get a break. I was actually on my way home from a store and noticed the police cars. Crime has really been going up in our area due to the economy. There was a time that this area didn't have so much activity. Am greatful that the police caught the person. Heard the helicopter last night too. Showed me the officers were really trying to locate the person.
Lois Sparling October 25, 2012 at 02:33 PM
I'm so grateful for our wonderful Glendora Police Dept. It is an outstanding feature of living in this beautiful city. Thanks to Chief Castro for his leadership.
Lorraine Terpening October 25, 2012 at 03:38 PM
So that is what was going on. Helicopter noise kept me awake. I guess that's better than some criminal wandering my neighborhood. Yawn...
Jay October 25, 2012 at 03:44 PM
Cops searched my home and my neighbors houses. Didn't get much sleep but it was worth the show. The officers acted like professionals and told me what was going on when they knocked on my door. Great job to all the agencies that locked down the area. A potential reason for the increase is that LA County jails are releasing inmates early due to over crowding and budget cuts. I have also seen an increase in gang tags on the West side of Barranca and Gladstone when you enter Azusa. The sign I have been seeing is AX3 which stands for Azusa 13 which in 2010 had 70 of its members arrested for targeting African Americans. Guess some of them are out.
Concerned October 25, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Wow and I happen to be African American. Thanks for the input. I can tell since they released inmates that crime is increasing. There have been more incidents of attempted sexual assaults and child abductions. I have been seeing all those tags too. Think its stupid when they tag stuff. They been tagging donations bins, schools, sidewalks, bus benches, and house walls, etc. They need to put these people back in jail. What did Gov Brown expect, that the people who rob and prey on children would stop? :( :( :(
Larry Bidwell October 25, 2012 at 09:40 PM
Time to arm ourselves then watch crime really go down/down/down!
Jay October 25, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Wow wow wow you can't talk about guns in CA Larry. Your liable to get someone nervous. Please excuse my sarcasim. I almost never see these gangsters and they never bother me. If they enter my home, which I dought they would, that would be a misstep on their part. Also keep in mind Parole Officers only follow inmates released from Prisons and inmates released from County do not get that oversight. Use common sense, lock your doors at night and keep a few outside lights on. Believe it or not these criminals have zero balz so they will look for an easier target. Lastly, they caught this guy inside someone's unlocked car? I can't understand how a someone would leave their car unlocked in this day and age. Really?
Lulu October 25, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Thank you to the Glendora Police Dept. for another job well done. This is a perfect example of why you want to make sure your doors and windows are locked when you go to bed. To those residents who were awakened (like Jay), and had your property searched, thank you for cooperating. Because of you and the diligence of our police dept. they were able to catch the suspect that much quicker. Our streets are a little safer with one more criminal locked up.
Larry Bidwell October 26, 2012 at 03:13 AM
Check out the crime rate in states where citizens are allowed to carry......then understand what I said.
Jay October 26, 2012 at 03:34 AM
Larry, 100% with you brother. I've accepted the fact that in states like CA arming yourself with a CCW is impossible and the word GUN is a dirty word were as the vast majority of states support educated and legal gun owners. We sir are in the wrong state for that. After obamas comments on reinstating the AWB I promptly called the NRA with another donation.
Concerned October 26, 2012 at 06:32 AM
That's ridiculous that someone left their car unlocked. However, there are people that don't leave their car or home unlocked and recently there have many quite of few attempted robberies and burglaries in this area. And mind you these people had their stuff locked up. I agree for those that do have a license to arm themselves, more power to you.


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