He Nearly Made It

by David DeMullé

Everyone knows that if you’re running from the law, “head for the wash!” A man wanted for an alleged bank robbery in Glendale was taken into custody last Thursday morning after leading police on a lengthy pursuit that ended in a trash can in Sunland.

Glendale police officers attempted to apprehend the driver before he fled Thursday morning. It is reported that the chase began about 8 a.m. in Glendale and moved through Tujunga and moving

on to Tujunga and Sunland with LAPD and a police helicopter flying overhead. The driver maneuvered a white four-door sedan at high rates of speed during a chase that ran through several residential neighborhoods.

At one point, the driver reportedly rammed a police cruiser near Scoville and Oro Vista, driving up and down the streets and losing the police pursuit. Police officers were stationed at strategic intersections cordoning off the streets leading to the Big Tujunga Canyon wash. LAPD Metro officers then went door to door warning people to stay inside their houses and brought out the K-9s.

The suspect was finally arrested after authorities narrowed down the search, moving westward towards the wash and the K-9s moving towards Grove St. in Sunland.

The man was taken into custody after being found in a trash can near the intersection of Grove and Wescott in

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