Written by AARON CASTREJON
EL MONTE - Arcadia Police assisted El Monte officers with a search after a grand theft auto suspect escaped a traffic stop Sunday night.
Officers on patrol saw the vehicle at Valley Boulevard and Baldwin Avenue at a 7-Eleven around 10:51 p.m. and recognized it as a stolen vehicle. The driver, whom officers recognized, fled on foot when officers tried to stop him, according to Lt. Michael Buckhannon of the El Monte Police Department.
The unidentified suspect was driving a grey 2008 Chevrolet HHR taken Friday, April 12 from El Monte, Buckhannon said.
Arcadia officers were called to assist due to the search’s proximity to Arcadia and the number of El Monte officers on duty Sunday night, Buckhannon said.
Booking information was not readily available.