During a slow-speed chase, a stolen big rig was caught on fire on the 5 Freeway in Newhall, Calif. This incident led to a five-hour standoff between the big rig and deputies.
a stolen big rig led deputies on a slow-speed chase that ended in the Santa Clarita Valley
Several deputies were pursuing a suspected stolen big rig in the Santa Clarita Valley on Monday. The suspect led officers on a chase that included stops along multiple freeways, ramming into other vehicles and eventually leading them to a crash.
The chase began in Hesperia and then continued through the Santa Clarita Valley on several freeways, including the 14 Freeway. The chase took the suspect to a light rail station construction site, where the suspect rammed into a school bus and then a public transit bus. The chase eventually ended with the suspect surrendering.
The chase started on the 14 Freeway and went northbound. It then took the suspect to The Old Road and the 5 Freeway, where it went southbound. During the chase, the suspect led police on a variety of freeways at speeds of between 50 and 60 miles per hour. The chase eventually ended after the suspect blew a tire.
The big rig was stolen from a food service lot in East Los Angeles. The big rig had a paper message on the windshield and the front tire had a spark against the freeway asphalt.
a stolen big rig led police on a five-hour standoff on the 55 Freeway in Santa Ana
Commuters were caught up in a big rig chase Wednesday in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. It was believed the driver of the big rig, a 22-year-old male, had stolen a tractor trailer from a food service lot in East Los Angeles. After hours of negotiations, he was taken into custody.
The standoff began shortly after 8 p.m., when police said the driver of the big rig, who hasn’t been identified, refused to pull over on the 55 Freeway in Santa Ana. Santana, a 22-year-old resident of Los Angeles, surrendered to the Santa Ana SWAT team.
A California Highway Patrol helicopter and several patrol vehicles were used to chase the big rig. It led police along several freeways. The truck travelled at speeds between 50 and 60 miles per hour during the chase.
The truck also traveled through several cities, including Simi Valley, Burbank, Woodland Hills and Glendale. Authorities also used spike strips to slow the big rig down. Two front tires on the tractor trailer were punctured and the back tires had blowouts.
a stolen big rig caught on fire on the 5 Freeway in Newhall
During a slow-speed police chase, a big rig semi-truck was engulfed in flames on the 5 Freeway in Newhall. The incident was caught on camera by helicopters and at least three patrol cars. It appears the big rig was stolen out of Kern County. However, it isn’t clear if the driver is a local or from another state.
Several miles of traffic are being held up in the vicinity of Castaic and Newhall due to the incident. The driver of the stolen big rig was not injured in the fire and was taken into custody without incident. The incident closed down several miles of freeway and forced drivers to navigate a lane of traffic.
The cab of the big rig caught fire and ignited sparks. The driver of the semi-truck wrote a note on a piece of paper and held it up to the windshield. A news helicopter caught footage of the event, and the piece of paper was not clear what the message was.
a stolen big rig led deputies on a five-hour standoff on the 55 Freeway in Santa Ana
Earlier today, the California Highway Patrol chased a stolen big rig through Southern California. The suspect was eventually arrested and charged with vehicle theft, felony evading an officer, and felony possession of a stolen vehicle.
The chase began around 8 p.m. Wednesday, after the suspect reported his truck had been stolen from a food service lot in East Los Angeles. The chase continued through Los Angeles County and Ventura County.
A four-hour standoff ensued with the truck driver and deputies on the 55 Freeway in Santa Ana. The driver refused to pull over, even after police caught up with him.
The suspect led authorities on a slow-speed chase through the San Fernando Valley and into Ventura County. He eventually ended the chase near the John Wayne Airport. He was arrested shortly after.
The suspect, who was driving a white Volvo semi-truck, had been wanted on a warrant for arson and burglary. He was also suspected of carjacking two people at gunpoint near Fashion Island in Newport Beach.