South Pasadena Police Department officers conducted an arrest operation of a wanted suspect in a felony criminal threats investigation.
The investigation on Tuesday, August 2, at approximately 11:50 p.m., was in regards to a female adult who had a purchase agreement for marijuana from a suspect who provided a delivery service for the same.
When the delivery and the negotiated payment for the drug was disagreed upon by the suspect, officers said he became enraged and threatened to kill the victim in a very specific manner.
Officers determined the suspect was going to return to the victim’s residence to receive payment from the victim and the officers surveilled the residence, waiting for his arrival. Once the suspect returned to the victim’s residence, officers attempted to arrest the suspect and he fled in his vehicle from the officers at a high rate of speed, while authorities gave chase.
The pursuit lasted for approximately 30 minutes and 30 miles through the cities of South Pasadena, Pasadena, Alhambra, Los Angeles and Glendale. The suspect abandoned his vehicle in a parking structure at Glendale Community College where officers then chased him on foot. After a perimeter was set up,, the suspect was taken into custody without incident, with the assistance of Pasadena Police Department’s Aero Bureau’s helicopter.
Police officials say the suspect’s vehicle contained an enormous amount of marijuana that was packaged for sale. No officers or citizens were injured during the investigation and no traffic accidents occurred as a result of this pursuit.
The suspect was charged with felony criminal threats, felony evading and felony transportation for sales of drugs.