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Search called off; Suspect at large

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California Highway Patrol and Glendale Police use K-9 units to search for suspect that fled on foot on Monday afternoon.

California Highway Patrol have released the name and photo of the suspect wanted in a burglary at Orchard Hardware Supply (OSH) and vehicle and foot pursuit that cordoned off a neighborhood in Montrose on Monday.

Lang Patrick Martinez, 37, of Simi Valley is suspected of entering OSH shortly before noon on Monday and walking out with several power tools without attempting to pay. Shortly after he drove away from the hardware store a CHP unit attempted to stop his vehicle on a speeding violation.  The driver did not obey the command to stop and sped away.

Martinez, the alleged driver, rear ended a vehicle on La Crescenta Avenue near the Foothill (210) freeway as he was apparently attempting to flee from the CHP.  He left the scene of the accident and drove into a neighborhood in the 3700 block of Cloud Avenue where he pulled into a residential driveway.  He again ignored the orders of a CHP officer to comply and fled on foot.

An exhaustive search for the suspect through Montrose streets Monday afternoon was called off by law enforcement about 5:15 p.m.

Law enforcement investigators are continuing their efforts in locating Martinez.

California Highway Patrol assisted by Glendale Police Department had set up a perimeter in the 3700 block of Cloud extending to the 3200 block of Honolulu and 3800 block of Glenwood Avenue during the search. Two canine units were brought to the scene.

Martinez has an extensive criminal history and is presently on parole, according to CHP Officer Ming-Yang hsu.

If anyone has information on this incident call 911 or the CHP office at (626) 296-8100.

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