Grand Theft Auto (11/4/13)
responded to the area of San Bernardino Rd. and 4th St in the City
of Covina for a pursuit of a stolen vehicle.
Prior to the air crew arriving on scene the suspects crashed and fled
the vehicle on foot. Covina PD ground
units set a containment in the area and the air crew began to search the area
using the FLIR camera. After a short
time the air crew located the suspect hiding in the backyard of a
residence. The suspect attempted to
evade the helicopter, however, the crew maintained constant observation of him
utilizing the FLIR camera as he jumped fences and ran through several
yards. The suspect finally hid under a
vehicle parked in a driveway. The air
crew informed Covina PD officers of the suspect’s location and they detained
him without incident. The suspect was
arrested for Grand Theft Auto and Evading.