Three caught, one at large after car chase
A suspect is still at large after a wild vehicle pursuit led to a foot pursuit through the Village Wednesday evening.
Police first picked up on a stolen Jeep Cherokee in the area of Indian Hill Boulevard and Scripps Avenue just after 6:30 p.m., Lt. Aaron Fate of the Claremont Police Department said. The car did not yield, and a chase began, moving through a residential neighborhood on Scripps before going back towards Indian Hill.
At one point the driver was traveling on the wrong side of the street, going southbound on the northbound lanes of Indian Hill Boulevard. The chase ended when the driver crashed into a telephone pole on the southeast corner of Foothill Boulevard and Indian Hill at 6:37 p.m. while trying to make a turn.
The male driver and three women in the car attempted to flee the scene, but the women were eventually caught.
At one point, the driver of the vehicle was seen running across the rooftop of an apartment building on 1250 Indian Hill Boulevard, Lt. Fate said. He was located in a parking lot behind Union on Yale and, eventually, on the 500 block of South Indian Hill, where he evaded capture.
The suspect is still at large, Lt. Fate said.
The driver is described as a Hispanic man in his late 20s, 6 feet to 6 feet, 2 inches tall, with a shaved head and an athletic build. He was wearing a black t-shirt and black pants at the time of the incident.
The women arrested were identified as 19-year-old Sharon Carreto of West Covina, 28-year-old Megan Anzelde of La Puente and 23-year-old Jacqueline Cuadrado of La Puente.
Ms. Carreto was arrested for obstruction, Ms. Anzelde was arrested for possession of stolen property and for having a no-bail warrant for her arrest and Ms. Cuadrado was arrested for obstruction and a warrant. All three were transported to CPD jail.
Claremont resident and photographer Helen Arase told the COURIER that one of the women was apprehended on her property on the 1200 block of Yale Avenue. The woman ran up to her out of breath and asked her what street she was on, Ms. Arase said.
Ms. Arase said the woman told her, “I’m just trying to get picked up, I need my baby’s daddy to pick me up,” and said she had warrant out for her arrest.
Officers who had been canvassing the area then arrived on the scene, guns drawn, and apprehended the woman.
“They just grabbed her and put her in the car,” Ms. Arase said.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the suspect still at large is urged to contact the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411