A man was taken into custody Tuesday night after leading officers with the Garden Grove Police department in a pursuit that eventually ended after the suspect exited his vehicle and attempted to force his way into Anaheim home while residents were inside.
The incident unfolded at around 7:45 p.m. when police responded to an apartment complex in the 8800 block of Garden Grove Boulevard on reports of a person “who was possibly under the influence of narcotics,” according a GGPD news release.
When officers approached the man, he fled in a vehicle and slow-speed pursuit ensued. When officers deployed a PIT maneuver, the suspect recovered, but struck two patrol vehicles, police said. A spike strip later disabled the man’s vehicle.
When Sky5 reached the pursuit, the suspect’s vehicle already showed substantial damage to the front end, with smoke coming from the hood of the sedan.
Near the intersection of Masterson Road and Masterson Avenue, the suspect jumped out of the vehicle and ran into the backyard of a residence where two people at the rear of the house quickly ran inside.
That’s when the suspect can be seen from Sky5 attempting to get into a different entrance in the back of the home.
Officers quickly picked up the foot chase and released a police dog that rushed toward the man. The suspect was able to slam the gate on the dog. Once police got into the backyard, the suspect attempted to jump a fence and was then wrestled to the ground.
Though he continued to fight with officers, he was eventually taken into custody and transported to the hospital in unknown condition.
Police did not provide the suspect’s name, but described him as an Asian male in his 30s.
The residents who rent the Anaheim house the man tried to force entry into told KTLA’s Carlos Saucedo that everyone inside the home was okay, and that the suspect is friends with their landlord. They added that man is from Texas and had stayed there for several days.
The investigation into the incident remains ongoing, police said.
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