Updated: Suspects Lead Glendora Police on Chase to Azusa

After crashing their vehicle on the Vernon 210 off-ramp, the suspects led police on a foot chase to a nearby neighborhood.

Updated 12 p.m. Sunday

A police pursuit occurred just after midnight Sunday when Glendora Police attempted to detain two men who allegedly stole gas cans from a residence in the 900 block of South Fuchsia Avenue, Glendora Lieutenant Rob Lamborghini told Patch.

Police tried to stop the men near Baseline Road and Grand Avenue but the men drove off in a stolen white truck, got on the 210 freeway westbound, exited Vernon Avenue and crashed the truck into a center divider.

The men then fled on foot and were also pursued by the Azusa Police Department and a police helicopter before being arrested and charged with felony evading.

The suspects, 22-year-old Jonathan Demay of Upland and 23-year-old Michael Valadez of Ontario, were also linked to a digital cameras theft that occurred a half hour earlier at the 2300 block of Club Vista Drive.


Police arrested two suspects after a vehicle pursuit that began in Glendora shortly after midnight Sunday.

The two suspects, believed to be connected to multiple burglaries in Glendora, led police on a chase after they ran a red light at Barranca Avenue, according to scanner reports. The chase continued onto the westbound 210 freeway before the suspect’s vehicle crashed at the Vernon off ramp at around 12:12 a.m. The suspects fled on foot to a nearby neighborhood around N. Barbara Avenue in Azusa.

Azusa Police assisted Glendora police and established a perimeter. One man was detained in a backyard shortly after 2 am. Glendora Police arrested the second suspect at around 2:27 a.m., according to scanner reports.


This story will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.

Jack Morgan January 06, 2013 at 04:16 PM
Nice, always good to see criminals taken into custody.
Jeanette January 06, 2013 at 05:44 PM
Great job GPD. Thank U Azusa PD for your assistance.
Sharon Morrison January 06, 2013 at 05:49 PM
GPD now please assist APD with the criminals they've been chasing and I don't think caught as of yet on our golf course!
Myda Arroyo January 06, 2013 at 06:42 PM
Awesome now that's teamwork !!!!!
Jessica Hamlin January 06, 2013 at 08:05 PM
The article has been updated with more information and the identities of the suspects.


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