Driver Arrested Following Sierra Madre Police Pursuit

The chase took place on Friday, Feb. 22.

Crime blotter information provided by the Sierra Madre Police Department.

Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

At 7:30 a.m. on Feb. 22, a Siera Madre police unit spotted a motorist speeding on East Sierra Madre Boulevard and made an attempt to stop the vehicle for the violation. The driver failed to yield and continued to travel east on Sierra Madre Boulevard, then south on Santa Anita Avenue, ignoring the police vehicle emergency lights and short siren blasts.

When the vehicle passed Foothill Boulevard, the officer announced that he was in pursuit. The suspect vehicle entered the onramp to the westbound 210 Freeway and waited in line behind other vehicles that were stopped on the metered ramp. The suspect’s vehicle traveled several hundred feet onto the freeway then pulled to the side and stopped. 

Officers took the driver -- a 23-year-old woman -- into custody without incident. She stated to the officers that she was aware of the police lights and siren but didn’t realize the police were trying to stop her vehicle. 

The driver, whose name was not released, received a speeding ticket and was arrested on suspicion of a misdemeanor count of evading police, a sergeant told the Pasadena Star News.

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Residents are asked not to call 9-1-1 to report any non-emergency problems or to ask questions; instead, please call the Police Department's non-emergency line at (626) 355-1414. 


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