A police pursuit that originated near the Culver City-Los Angeles border Monday, January 21st, ended in Marina del Rey with the suspect still at large.
Culver City officers attempted to stop a motorist driving a black and tan 2001 Mitsubishi two-door DCL in a narrow strip of Culver City near Washington and Lincoln Boulevards shortly after 8:30 p.m. for a vehicle code infraction when the driver sped away, leading the officers on a chase through Marina del Rey.
Deputies from the Marina del Rey Sheriff’s Department became involved when the suspect abandoned the vehicle and eluded a perimeter that had been set up on Admiralty Way near Fisherman’s Village on Fiji Way.
Law enforcement officers conducted a boat-to-boat search for the suspect, and enlisted a search dog, a helicopter and a boat, according to a witness who was present when authorities were conducting the search near the boat docks near Tahiti Way.
“Our officers pursued the suspect into Marina del Rey, where he crashed the car into a pole,” said Lt. Dave Tankenson of the Culver City Police Department. The suspect managed to escape on foot, said Tankenson.
Detective Pete Lopez of the Loa Angeles Police Department Pacific Area Community Station confirmed that the car had been stolen in the 300 block of Culver Boulevard Friday, January 18th.
“The suspect has not been identified,” said Lopez.
At Argonaut press time, the suspect remained at large.