A couple in a stolen 1993 Honda Accord were arrested after a pursuit that ended with the car crashing into a hydrant in Industry Wednesday night.
Sheriff’s Sgt. John Stanley said the car was reported stolen to Brea Police on Wednesday. It has a LoJack security system.
Around 9:30 p.m., a deputy from the sheriff’s Walnut/Diamond Bar station got a LoJack signal from the car at Lemon Avenue and Valley Boulevard. She next spotted the car about ten minutes later on Gale Avenue and Stoner Creek Road in Industry, according to Stanley.
He said the suspect was driving recklessly and weaving in and out of traffic.
The deputy followed the car and last saw it getting on the 60 Freeway. Stanley said a sheriff’s helicopter took over.
The driver got off the freeway at Hacienda Boulevard then went back on the freeway. He exited at 7th Avenue and hit a fire hydrant, Stanley said.
Stanley said the driver ran, leaving his female passenger. Deputies caught the man.
The couple were arrested on suspicion of grand theft auto and possession of stolen property, Stanley said. He didn’t know what stolen items were found in the car.
The suspects’ names, ages and cities of residences weren’t available because they were still being booked at the station.
– Ruby Gonzales