Our readers alerted us that there was a major SAPD police response yesterday in central Santa Ana. It turned out to be a police pursuit of a suspect who stole a vehicle.
That suspect, an unidentified man in his mid-20’s, was spotted at about 4:15 p.m. in a stolen vehicle near Flower and First St., by SAPD police. A police helicopter then followed the car until the suspect crashed it into a parked vehicle at the 500 block of South Poplar St., according to the O.C. Register.
The suspect ran out of the car to the backyard of a nearby home. He then refused to come out of that backyard after the police officers asked him to surrender.
The police then sent in a K-9 police dog who proceeded to do his job and bite the suspect, who was then finally arrested.
The suspect was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft, according to the SAPD. I expect a few more charges will be tacked on for good measure.