An Officer was alerted to an auto burglary having just occurred shortly after 7:00 PM last night. The crime occurred in the public parking lot near First Avenue and Wheeler Street. The witness pointed out a suspect fleeing in a vehicle from the area and units attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The suspect failed to yield and led Officers on a 41 mile long pursuit into Orange County. The pursuit was primarily on the freeways and at times reached speeds of 80-100 mph. The California Highway Patrol assisted, taking over the pursuit on the southbound 57 freeway. The suspect left the freeway in Buena Park and abandoned the vehicle, only to be quickly taken into custody by the CHP. The suspect was transported to APD and booked for felony evading and suspicion of burglary.
Updates during the pursuit were posted on California Fire Page HERE.