Written by AARON CASTREJON | CityWatch Editor
BASSETT - The mother of two toddlers who allegedly kidnapped her children was arrested after colliding with a bus during a high-speed pursuit Tuesday night.
The as-of-yet unidentified woman allegedly took her children, whome she does not share custody of, during a supervised visitation at a Department of Children and Family Services office in Ladera Heights March 27.
The woman took her kids and fled around 1 p.m. when she was left unsupervised.
Deputies somehow tracked the suspect’s cellphone and was traced to Whittier where she fled, deputies said.
Whittier Police located the suspect parked in a lot in the 11800 block of Whittier Boulevard and tried to stop her, Whittier Police said.
The pursuit entered the San Gabriel Valley around 7 p.m. after exiting the northbound 605 freeway at Peck Road. The suspect fled onto surface streets at around 90 miles per hour at times.
The suspect then struck a Foothill Transit bus that occupied by riders and a driver at Valley Boulevard near Vineland Avenue.
“The suspect then tried to run from the accident, leaving her children behind but was apprehended moments later,” Whittier Police said.
Sheriff’s deputies took the suspect into custody and the two uninjured children were returned to DCFS officials.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Marina Del Rey Station, which patrols the Ladera Heights area, has not yet returned a call for booking information.