Written by AARON CASTREJON
MOUNTAINS - An SUV stolen out of the Rose Hills Mortuary Wednesday was recovered, but not before the suspect evaded authorities up into the Azusa mountains.
The chase began at 4:37 p.m. May 15 from Rose Hills, 3888 Workman Mill Rd. Sheriff’s deputies gave chase, but decided to cancel the pursuit to handle other emergency calls, according to Lt. Robert Westphal of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station.
West Covina police officers soon gave chase and followed the suspect mostly north on Azusa Avenue where the suspect drove around stopped traffic by using a sidewalk and front yard.
The chase entered Azusa where the driver drove through an empty lot on the southeast corner of Foothill Boulevard and Azusa Avenue, drove over a sidewalk and accessed northbound Azusa Avenue again to the San Gabriel Mountains.
In a bizarre twist, the driver used the rough right shoulder of northbound San Gabriel Canyon Road to bypass wide-open road. The SUV’s tires spun wildly over the right shoulder until the SUV became stuck on the terrain.
The driver surrendered to West Covina Police without further incident.
Written by AARON CASTREJON
BALDWIN PARK – A suspect allegedly possessing stolen comic books and a stolen car was arrested Thursday morning after fleeing CHP officers at superhero speed.
Timogene David Guillen, 25, was arrested on his birthday in Bellflower on Alondra Boulevard west of Eucalyptus Avenue after stopping for officers who pursued him from Diamond Bar, said Public Information Officer Rodrigo Jimenez with the California Highway Patrol Baldwin Park Office.
Guillen allegedly refused to stop for the CHP after he was witnessed driving at high speed on the westbound 60 freeway at Grand Avenue around 1:33 a.m. January 3.
Guillen, followed by CHP cruisers and a helicopter, sped along freeways behind the wheel of a stolen Nissan Maxima, at times in excess of 130 miles per hour, according to CHP radio traffic.
After transitioning to the southbound 605 freeway, Guillen exited onto Alondra Boulevard where he eventually surrendered in Bellflower.
“Upon inventory of the Nissan, officers located a large quantity of collectible comic books and determined that both the comic books and the vehicle had been stolen,” Jimenez said.
Guillen was booked at the Inmate Reception Center in Los Angeles on suspicion of felony evading, possession of a stolen vehicle, grand theft and receiving stolen property.
Written by AARON CASTREJON | CityWatch Editor
WHITTIER – A masked man darted out of a pickup truck and made off with a family’s stroller left out on the front porch February 19.
The burglary was caught on camera, occurring around 2:30 a.m. in the 10800 block of Pounds Avenue. A thin man in a dark t-shirt and dark pants ran up to the front porch and took the stroller. He wore a surgical mask.
Anyone with information on this theft, is urged to call Whittier Police Detective Bobadilla at 562-567-9283 or the Whittier Police crime tip line at 562-567-9299.