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LAPD search for burglary suspects in Sepulveda Pass following high-speed pursuit

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LAPD officers were in a high-speed chase of a burglary suspect in the West Hills area of the San Fernando Valley that led to the Sepulveda Pass, where three suspects bailed out of a sedan and fled on foot into nearby brush.

The driver and two passengers jumped out of the vehicle at a blocked freeway exit in the Sepulveda Pass and fled on foot. The driver disappeared into some bushes off the side of the road.

The suspects exited at the southbound 405 exit off-ramp at Skirball Center Drive.

One suspect could be seen in thick brush to the west of Sepulveda Boulevard.

LAPD officers began pursuing the suspect vehicle at eastbound Sherman Way near Shoup Avenue in West Hills/Canoga Park area.

The pursuit led to the southbound 101 Freeway from De Soto Avenue.

The driver reached very high speeds on the freeway, driving along the right-hand shoulder, nearly losing control several times.

The pursuit then led to the southbound 405 Freeway. The suspect vehicle exited at the Skirball Center Drive off-ramp, becoming stuck behind a school bus and in between other vehicles. The driver and two other suspects exited the gray four-door sedan, hopped over the K-rail and ran into the heavy brush on either side of the exit.

LAPD motorcycle officers fanned out on foot in the brush to search for the suspects.

LAPD K-9 units were deployed. Dogs were leading officers through homeless encampment area.



Sepulveda Boulevard was cordoned off by LAPD police units during the search.

The southbound 405 Skirball Center Drive exit was closed by police. Northbound 405 Freeway traffic was jammed from the 10 Freeway to Skirball Center, according to Caltrans. Traffic from the 101 Freeway to Sherman Way was also affected.

A second suspect was arrested.

[Video from AIR7 HD without audio.]

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