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Car Chase Suspects Surrender in Culver City (PHOTOS)

Police chase two alleged car thieves from Santa Monica before converging on downtown Culver City, where the suspects are taken into custody.

4:40 p.m. Friday - LAPD officers have taken into custody the two suspects who allegedly stole a car and crashed into another on Venice Boulevard before fleeing on foot.

The pair were reportedly sitting outside an apartment building at 3766 Canfield Ave. and a person called LAPD to let them know, according to @Venice311.

According to @Venice311, the pursuit started in Santa Monica, with Santa Monica College Police Department officers following the suspects, who allegedly stole the vehicle in North Hollywood.

When the suspects reached Centinela and Washington boulevards, LAPD Pacific Division took over the pursuit both in vehicles and with an airship. The suspects reportedly hit one vehicle as they traveled toward the Culver City area.

They then struck a second car on Venice Boulevard and Canfield Avenue, exited the vehicle and scaled a wall of an apartment building on Canfield Avenue and ran inside. A person inside the building contacted LAPD, saying the suspects knocked on his door asking for rubbing alcohol. When the residents refused to respond, the pair sat down in front of the door. 

The pair surrendered without incident to K9 units and were positively identified by the Santa Monica College Police officer who initiated the pursuit, someone associated with one of the cars they struck, and two news reporters from KABC who were at the location.

The news crew just happened to be on the scene because they were covering , who was in the same area where Friday afternoon's pursuit took place.

 

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At around 3:35 p.m. Friday, LAPD officers were seen in downtown Culver City in a car chase.

A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department told Patch at 4 p.m. LAPD officers were at "the end of a pursuit" in Culver City and that they are currently seeking two suspects in a grand theft auto incident.

The suspects reportedly jumped out of the car after crashing into another car at Venice Boulevard and Canfield Avenue. The area is currently on lockdown and police say they believe the suspects are armed.

Culver City Police told Patch the incident was being handled by the LAPD and Culver City officers were merely assisting LAPD in traffic control.

Patch will bring you more details as they become available.

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Eddie Greenberg June 02, 2012 at 01:38 AM
We need to be very grateful to all of the Police Depts. involved! There is some very impressive actions taken in this story and all will cheer the arrests that were made. This certainly builds confidence that we are safer than we were before. To the bad folks doing mayhem, they are learning that crime does not pay.
TJ June 02, 2012 at 05:47 AM
I was at the nearby Chase bank and basically was stuck in the parking lot when the police completely cordoned off the parking lot. Tons of police, cop cars and helicopters were everywhere for over an hour. At least there was a Starbucks in the same lot -- had a coffee and hung out until everything cleared.
SB June 02, 2012 at 06:32 AM
The article doesn't mention the guy's SUV that was hit out front of Ugo cafe. I was sitting down to have a lunch meeting and zoom zoom zoom. The cops flew by. Culver Police are quick to react to an incident. I am glad the LAPD were able to catch these guys in 20min. By the time I finished lunch, the whole are had cleared up. It happened so fast, it felt more like a movie scene than a real chase. I hope everyone who was hit is okay.
Grace June 03, 2012 at 06:02 AM
Linwood E. Howe school was on lock down when I went to pick up my daughter from aftercare. They did a very good job of locking down the school quickly to keep our kids safe. Well done CCUSD & Principal Anderson! Thank you.
El figueroa June 27, 2012 at 06:43 AM
Well so impressed of how the LAPD reacted to this situation. We are extremly proud of all our patrol officers patrolling the streets and keeping them safe for the entire community!!! Booo for the trouble makers.. Haha..jk.. Real Gangstas making tje fucken popos work their fucken asses of, bout time this punks do something right.. Haha.. Fuck The LAPD!!!

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