Suspect surrenders in Panorama City area after pursuit in San Fernando Valley
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (FOX 11) - A man in a suspected stolen car led police on a lengthy pursuit through the San Fernando Valley Monday night that included two collisions.
The suspect eventually surrendered to police and taken into custody at about 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of Nordhoff Street and Willis Avenue in the Panorama City area.
The suspect had earlier crashed into another car nearly head-on and then broadsided another one later in the pursuit, but kept going.
It's unknown if the suspect or anyone from either of the vehicles struck by the suspect were injured.
Officers at one point during the pursuit backed off the suspect when the suspect began driving into small streets and residential areas erratically and at times, high speeds.
The driver of a dark-colored pickup truck that began following the pursuit suspect was also taken into custody about a block away from where the suspect surrendered himself.
No further details were immediately known.
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[9:34 p.m. PST] Police took the driver of the pickup truck into custody about a block away from where the pursuit suspect was taken into custody.
[9:31 p.m. PST] Pursuit over on Nordhoff Street and Willis Avenue near Panorama City. Police pull over the driver of the dark-colored pickup truck following the suspect.
[9:28 p.m. PST] The pursuit is now on Tupper Street from Van Nuys Boulevard. Police re-engaging.
[9:22 p.m. PST] Suspect is driving along Sepulveda Boulevard approaching Nordhoff Street with a dark-colored pickup truck following the suspect.
[9:18 p.m. PST] Suspect driving in residential neighborhood on Langdon Avenue. A passerby threw something at the suspect vehicle in defiance.
[9:10 p.m. PST] The suspect is on the phone with someone. The suspect pulled into a parking lot and drove up to a van. There was an item exchange between the driver of the van and the pursuit suspect.
[9:09 p.m. PST] Suspect is on Columbus Avenue in the Van Nuys area challenging other drivers on the road.
[9:06 p.m. PST] Suspect turned into a parking lot and then turned onto Victory before making a right turn on Halibrent Avenue -- a residential area.
[9:05 p.m. PST] Law enforcement has backed off suspect out of an abundance of caution but the police helicopter is still tracking the suspect vehicle.
[9:03 p.m. PST] Suspect traveling along Sepulveda Boulevard passing Roscoe.
[9:02 p.m. PST] Pursuit suspect heading back to the 405 freeway area.
[8:58 p.m. PST] Pursuit now in a residential neighborhood on Tobias Avenue in Panorama City area.
[8:55 p.m. PST] Suspect crashed into another vehicle under the 405 freeway. Suspect kept going.
Law enforcement is currently in pursuit of a stolen vehicle in the San Fernando Valley.