Car chase ends in collision

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By Mary O’Keefe

A pursuit that began on Glendale Avenue and Alvarado Street in Los Angeles ended with a car crashing into the front fence of a home in the 2500 block of Altura Avenue in La Crescenta.

Los Angeles Police were conducting an undercover narcotic operation when the suspect fled in his vehicle, said Sgt. Sanford Rosenberg of LAPD.

The chase from Los Angeles to La Crescenta ended at about 2 :15 p.m. when the suspect’s car collided with another vehicle.   Witnesses reported the collision sounded like an explosion.  The suspect’s vehicle crashed through bushes, trash cans and a fence on an elevated garden.   The victim in the second vehicle was transported to the hospital with apparent minor injuries.

The suspect then crawled out of his vehicle and fled into the nearby Altura Avenue neighborhood.  LAPD patrol officers with helicopter support began searching the area including the 2500 block of Prospect Avenue.

“They found him in hiding in the bushes,” Rosenberg said.  “We did recover quite a bit of [what is suspected to be] crystal meth (methamphetamine).”

Officers had not released the name of the suspect at press time.

The investigation is ongoing.

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