Written by AARON CASTREJON
LA VERNE - A gun and a backpack were recovered after a suspect escaped capture during a brief pursuit November 13.
An officer attempted to stop a suspicious driver in the area of Baseline Road and Esperanza Driver. The driver fled to the 210 freeway and reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour, forcing the officer to cancel the chase, according to the La Verne Police Department.
The suspect was last seen exiting at San Dimas Avenue where a backpack was found and recovered, according to the La Verne Police Department.
“Officers retrieved the property which turned out to be property stolen during a home burglary in Corona just prior to their visit to La Verne. The property was returned to the victim, who advised a firearm was also stolen,” according to the La Verne Police Department in a written statement.
Officers returned to where the backpack was found and located the loaded gun.