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High-Speed Chase Nets Suspected Burglar, Auto Thief

Speeds reach 90 miles per hour as police pursue a Toyota minivan in Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach.

The driver of a vehicle believed involved in a vehicle burglary in Hermosa Beach Thursday morning led police on a three-city chase when he refused to pull over for a traffic stop in the city, said Sgt. Robert Higgins of the Hermosa Beach Police Department.

With speeds reaching 90 miles per hour and a suspect who drove through red lights, stop signs and on the wrong side of the road, police pursued the vehicle, which crashed into a curb at 35th St. and Hermosa Ave. 

No one was injured during the pursuit, said Higgins.

Police arrested Danny Chance of Pico Nuevo, who fled on foot and was apprehended in Manhattan Beach, on a charge of a stolen vehicle, evading a police officer and burglary, said Higgins. Chance is on probation for receiving stolen property.

The 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan Chance was driving had been reported stolen in Montebello on April 1. Property from other burglaries in the area was located inside the suspect’s vehicle, he said.

Chance is being investigated for a series of burglaries in the South Bay.

The incident began around 7:20 a.m. when HBPD officers responded to the 700 block of 5th St. regarding a vehicle burglary that had just taken place. Responding officers were unable to locate the suspect. The victim was able to provide a vehicle and suspect description. 

Around 9:33 a.m., HBPD Motorcycle Officer Everitt Faulk observed the suspect in the vehicle in the area of 8th St. and Valley Drive and attempted a traffic stop.

Chance sped away, weaving through Hermosa city streets and onto southbound PCH and into Redondo Beach. He then drove Redondo Beach city streets to Harbor Drive which becomes Hermosa Ave.

The pursuit then went north Hermosa Ave. with the suspect crashing at 35th St.

Manhattan Beach Police and HBPD officers captured the suspect at Third St. and Ocean Drive.

Kelly Sarkisian April 12, 2013 at 06:20 AM
Liz.. Spell check and proof read please!
Liz Spear (Editor) April 12, 2013 at 03:16 PM
Kelly, I did that yesterday and once again just now, and the only error I find is: "Chance is n probation for receiving stolen property." which has now been corrected from "n" to "on." Please let me know what other spelling and proofing the piece needs. Thanks.
BellaPaz April 13, 2013 at 01:10 AM
Proof read is actually spelled "proofread", Kelly.

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