May 23, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

High Speed Chase Ends In Culver City; Suspect Arrested After Three-Hour Standoff:

A man who led authorities on a chase at speeds of more than 100 mph from Santa Clarita to Culver City barricaded himself on the roof of an apartment building for more than three hours Monday before surrendering.

The suspect’s name was not made public, but he reportedly was wanted in a drive-by shooting in Newhall and on suspicion of a drug-related crime. He surrendered about 5 p.m. after police used a diversionary flash-bang grenade and addressed him over a bullhorn to “put down that gun.”

Police called him Pedro.

At least one other person also was taken into custody at the end of the chase along Ballona Creek in the 9600 block of Lucerne Avenue. The driver plowed through a gate at a residential complex, and the white SUV he was driving was boxed in by pursuing officers.

At one point as the SUV zipped around traffic in Hancock Park, he backed into a parking garage out of view of police in helicopters and may have let out a passenger, possibly a woman.

It was unclear how the pursuit began, but it apparently started about 12:45 p.m. in Newhall, then led onto the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, the Golden State (5) Freeway and the Hollywood (101) Freeway. With the chase carried live on television, the driver exited in Hollywood and led police into Hancock Park, running red lights and stop signs and sometimes passing stopped traffic on the wrong side of the road.

When the chase ended about 1:40 p.m., the driver fled into an apartment building and got onto the roof by a stairwell. He found a water hose on the rooftop to get a drink, then found some lumber and cinder blocks to barricade the stairwell door to the roof.

All the while, police from several departments and sheriff’s deputies surrounded the building.

in News
Related Posts

Los Angeles Metro Sees 15.9 Percent Increase in Median Rent

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Median rent of $2,258, according to recent report By Dolores Quintana The ongoing pandemic has exacerbated the issues of housing...

New Renderings for Frank Gehry Hotel Development in Santa Monica

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Project would include hotel, apartments, retail and a museum By Dolores Quintana Slowly but surely, plans for a  Frank Gehry-designed...

Shared Mobility Plummets in Santa Monica

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Recent report also shows that nearly half of riders make over $100,000 By Sam Catanzaro Shared mobility use in Santa...

Christopher Dishlip Selected as Santa Monica’s New Assistant Director of Public Works

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Public Works Director Rick Valte announced the selection of Christopher Dishlip as Santa Monica’s new Assistant Director of Public Works....

Letter to Editor: Response to Himmelrich’s “We Walk the Talk” Column

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

By Beau Marks As a Santa Monica resident, I am dismayed by Sue Himmelrich’s response (“We Walk the Talk,” Santa...

Motional And UberEats Launch Autonomous Deliveries In Santa Monica

May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022

There Are Plans For Expansion Into The Rest Of Los Angeles Motional, a global driverless technology leader, and Uber Technologies...

Winston Pies Opening Third Location In Santa Monica

May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022

The restaurant used to be known as ButterCrust Pies Winston Pies is staying in Santa Monica when opening their third...

Only 10 Vaquita Porpoises Survive, But The Species May Not Be Doomed

May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022

Hope remains for the porpoise species not only survive but thrive with human help. By Stuart Wolpert The vaquita porpoise,...

The American Cinematheque Brings “Bleak Week” To Santa Monica’s Aero Theatre And The Los Feliz Three Theatre

May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022

33 Films From 18 Countries In One Week. By Dolores Quintana Sometimes when things are tough and you’re feeling down,...

Man Who Murdered His Family Members Pleads Guilty To Five Other Killings

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

Escobar injured an additional seven other people as well.  By Dolores Quintana A man, Ramon Escobar, has pleaded guilty to...

The price of gasoline in Los Angeles County Has Experienced The Largest Increase Since February

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

Gasoline prices in Orange County Have Also Increased By Dolores Quintana Regular self-serve gasoline in the county of Los Angeles...

Santa Monica Travel Summit Of 2022 Returns To Take On Tomorrow

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

The Event Was Held At The Jonathan Club On Santa Monica Beach By Staff Writer The 2022 Santa Monica Tourism...

City Council Extends Santa Monica’s Parklet Program: Santa Monica Beat – May 16th, 2022

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes.* City Council Extends Santa Monica’s Parklet Program * Santa Monica High School Students...

1221 Ocean Avenue Complex Sold For Record Price

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

Sold for a record price of $330 million. By Dolores Quintana The Irvine Company has sold 1221 Ocean Avenue to...

Office Construction Is Starting To Rise In Los Angeles

May 15, 2022

May 15, 2022

Property vacancies are still affecting growth.  By Dolores Quintana In March, the Los Angeles Metropolitan area had 3.2 million square...