Suspect Evades Police, Investigation Continues

By Robin GOLDSWORTHY

A morning chase by Glendale police ended with the suspect still at large.

According to Sgt. Dan Suttles of the Glendale Police Dept., around 10 a.m. today (Tuesday), GPD received a phone call that there was a shoplifter at the Vons market located at Pennsylvania and Foothill. When police arrived, the suspect mounted a skateboard and was able to evade officers. Soon after, the officers spotted him again, this time in a white vehicle traveling west on Foothill Boulevard. When they tried to pull him over, he rammed their car. Officers then pinned him in, but the suspect successfully maneuvered his way free.

“Luckily no one got hurt,” said Sgt. Suttles.

The suspect then drove west on Foothill but the damage to his car was extreme and he ended up ditching the car at the Everest restaurant parking lot just west of Boston Avenue and fled on foot, scrambling over a resident’s fence.

GPD quickly established a perimeter and brought in canines to search for the suspect. Sgt. Suttles said that there was “a lot of scent” for the dogs, keeping them in the area.

Residents in the area were advised to stay in their homes with the doors locked. A systematic search did not reveal the suspect’s whereabouts; the police broke the perimeter and investigators are now on scene.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, in his 20s, with a goatee wearing a blue flannel shirt and black pants that has one torn leg. There is no indication that he was armed.

The vehicle is being impounded and will soon be removed from Everest.