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Police Pursuit Ends In Arrest

Posted On: May 11, 2017

 On Wednesday evening at about 6 pm, officers were dispatched to the 7600 block of Norwalk Blvd. in the City of Whittier, regarding an alleged robbery suspect.The witness recognized the suspect from a prior incident.

The suspect fled the location in a white Chevy truck with AZ license plates. Responding officers quickly located the truck and the suspect led them on a pursuit through neighboring cities. Officers trailed the suspect with the LASO airship providing a description of his actions and location from above. The suspect made his way back into Whittier, where he was eventually taken into custody.

Arrested was 24-year-old Jessie Barraza from Whittier County. He was booked and charged with felony evading and driving on a suspended license. Information was provided to the handling agency regarding the alleged robbery and they will complete the follow-up investigation.

His bail has been set at $75,000 and he is due to be arraigned tomorrow at Bellflower Court. #whittierpd #crimeprevention #seesomethingsaysomething