Claremont car chase turns into foot chase to catch auto thief

Police arrested a man after he led police on a pursuit in a stolen car. Officers tried to pull over a 2005 Honda Accord around 10:40 a.m. at Indian Hill and San Jose after discovering it had been stolen, Lt. Walters said. The driver, later identified as 34-year-old Gabriel Cortes, didn’t stop, and led police on a pursuit into Pomona. The car crashed into a curb on the 1700 block of Larkspur, where Mr. Cortes tried to run on foot but was caught by police while trying to scale a fence into a residential property. Mt. Cortes was arrested on suspicion of stealing the car and felony evading.


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