GPD Pursuit Ends in Arrest

On Oct. 1 at 2:54 a.m., a Glendale police officer attempted to stop a green Honda for a red light violation at Foothill and Boston in La Crescenta. As the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the passenger threw a BB gun out of the window. The vehicle accelerated at a high rate of speed leading officers into Tujunga. While pursuing the vehicle on Foothill, several more miscellaneous items, including small tools, were discarded out the passenger window, which were later located and booked as evidence.

The pursuit ended in Tujunga and, as the vehicle came to a stop, the driver and passenger fled on foot. They were apprehended after a short foot pursuit.

A search of the suspect’s vehicle revealed various personal items not belonging to the suspects, tools commonly used to commit vehicle burglaries, a BMW key fob, a black glove and an envelope addressed to a resident in La Crescenta. The officers located the resident and confirmed her vehicle had been broken into that night. Items stolen from the victim’s car were located in the suspect’s vehicle.

The driver and passenger were identified as 25-year-old David Corral Jr. of Norwalk and 23-year-old Steven Guerra of Glendale. The suspects were taken into custody and booked for felony evading, resisting arrest, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools and burglary. Guerra was on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) and Corral was on Summary Probation. Corral also had a $30,000 warrant out of Downey for drug offenses.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed the following charges on Corral and Guerra: one count of Felony Evading (2800.2 VC), one count of Grand Theft (487 (a) PC), one count of Resisting, Delaying or Obstructing a Police Officer (148 (a)(1) PC).

** Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS). AB109 is the California Public Safety Realignment Act of 2011 that allows for current non-violent, non-serious, and non-sex offenders, who after they are released from California State prison, are to be supervised at the local and county levels.

Summary Probation, also known as informal probation, is a form of inactive supervision of a person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor. Usually, summary probation does not involve meetings with a probation officer and does not require checking in with the probation department. Summary probation will generally last from one to five years, depending upon the offense involved in the conviction. Summary probation is reserved for people who are not deemed a danger to the community by the courts.