Woman, teen suspected of auto theft after police chase

PASADENA — Authorities jailed a woman and teenage girl Thursday after they allegedly led officers on a chase in a stolen car.
Tabitha Valdes, 21, and a 15-year-old girl whose name was not released due to her age, were booked on suspicion of auto theft, Pasadena police Lt. Chris Russ said. Their cities of residency were not available.
A third suspect fled from the car and was not found, he added.
The incident began about 5 p.m. when officers spotted a car with three people inside that had been reported stolen at San Gabriel and Del Mar boulevards, the lieutenant said.
The car, allegedly being driven by Valdes, led police on a chase that briefly got onto the 210 Freeway before all three people inside the car ditched the car and ran in the 300 block of North Madison Avenue, Russ said.
A search of the area turned up Valdez and the teenage suspect, he said, though a man also ran from the car and was not located.
He was described as Latino, about 6 feet tall, wearing a dark T-shirt and blue jeans.

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