Burglary suspect hits tree while fleeing officers in Los Angeles County

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

The pursuit of a burglary suspect ended with the driver crashing into a tree and being taken into custody in Calabasas early Monday morning.

The chase began around 12:30 a.m. when deputies tried to stop a woman driving a Mazda CX-5 on Lynn Road in Thousand Oaks for speeding, a spokesperson for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies discovered the driver had a warrant for her arrest in connection with a burglary.

A burglary suspect was taken into custody following a pursuit in Calabasas on May 13, 2024. (KTLA)A burglary suspect was taken into custody following a pursuit in Calabasas on May 13, 2024. (KTLA)

A pursuit ensued when the driver fled from authorities and entered the 101 Freeway, the spokesperson said.

During the pursuit the suspect rammed several deputy vehicles and drove on the sidewalk to get away, the spokesperson said.

The vehicle eventually crossed into Los Angeles County, prompting California Highway Patrol officers to engage in the chase.

Just before 2 a.m., the vehicle slammed into a tree on Las Virgenes and Lost Hills roads.

CHP officers took the woman, who has not been identified, into custody.

It was unclear if any injuries resulted from the crash.

The suspect will be booked for felony evading, assault with a deadly weapon, burglary and possibly other charges the Sheriff’s Department spokesperson said.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.