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Police arrest car burglaries suspect after chase

Fountain Valley Police arrested a 19-year-old Anaheim man this morning in connection with a car burglary.

Sgt. Adam Hertenstein said police officers responded to the area of Brookhurst and Stilbite at 3:09 a.m. today regarding two suspects breaking into vehicles.

At 3:09 a.m., officers located the two suspects getting into two separate vehicles parked nearby. Officers attempted to stop both vehicles. The first vehicle, a white Ford F150, was a reported stolen vehicle out of Anaheim. The truck fled northbound on Brookhurst and was pursued by officers, Hertenstein reported.

The vehicle traveled northbound on Brookhurst to Trask and entered the westbound 22 freeway. The suspect attempted to exit at Brookhurst at a high rate of speed but the truck struck a guardrail.

The suspect fled on foot into a residential tract. Units from the Garden Grove Police and Westminster Police Departments assisted in a search for the suspect. However he could not be located and is still outstanding. Property from numerous vehicle thefts was located in the stolen vehicle.

The second vehicle, a Suzuki SUV, also fled northbound on Brookhurst. The vehicle proceeded northbound on Brookhurst and pulled into the parking lot in the 15600 block of Brookhurst.

As officers attempted to stop the vehicle, it struck a signpost. The driver, Noah Hansen, 19, from Anaheim, fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit Hansen was taken into custody without incident, Hertenstein said.

In his possession was stolen property from vehicles in the area. Hansen was booked into Orange County jail. The vehicle Hansen had fled in was an unreported stolen vehicle from Fountain Valley taken earlier in the evening, Hertenstein said.

The investigation is on-going to determine the location of the outstanding suspect.


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