BEVERLY HILLS—Authorities pursued a suspect via cop cars and helicopter during the wee hours on Thursday, September 29. The pursuit lasted several hours between the borders of the Beverly Hills/West Hollywood area.
A helicopter pursued an armed man who was in an SUV near North Clark Drive in Beverly Hills, according to reports. CBS2 reported that the suspect was arrested Friday morning after a pursuit in a stolen vehicle. Around 3 a.m. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies were involved in pursuing the suspect until the SUV crashed in the Beverly Grove area near Alden and Swall Drive.
The suspect fled on foot and was found hiding in a shed. A helicopter was able to locate the stolen white Honda. Inside the vehicle, authorities located a credit card making machine along with blank cards.
The Watch Commander for the West Hollywood Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spoke with Canyon News Saturday, October 1, morning. The commander stated that the suspect was not armed, but the station had received a low-jack hit on a stolen vehicle. The helicopter was able to pursue the vehicle that took off and then rolled into a parked vehicle. The suspect fled on foot and was later taken into custody. The incident took place in the Burton Way and Swall Drive area. Inside the stolen vehicle, according to the Watch Commander, authorities found identity theft equipment, a computer, stolen mail, and counterfeit keys that are used to break into mailboxes.
Several residents in the Beverly Hills/West Hollywood region took to social media to detail what was transpiring in the area between 1:50 a.m. and 3:35 a.m. One Twitter user, @remivictoria, posted around 3:30 a.m. that a helicopter had been circling her home in the Beverly Hills/West Hollywood area for about an hour. “I want to sleep. Make it stop,” she added.
The helicopter circled the region as authorities looked for the suspect, who was hiding in the region. Authorities have not yet released the name of the suspect to the public.