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Walnut Burglary Suspect Driving White Jaguar Eludes Deputies After Chase

A Walnut burglary suspect driving a white Jaguar managed to get away from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies who gave chase Friday.

Deputies responded to a burglary call at around 11 a.m. near La Puente and Suzanne roads, reported the San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The suspect took off and led deputies on a three-minute pursuit along the 60 freeway before getting away at around Hacienda Boulevard, the newspaper reported.

No suspect information was available.
Vito Spago January 25, 2014 at 12:49 AM
Should have used a helicopter, but burglaries are low priority. Wonder if the car was stolen. If so, they should have the license plate number.
joebanana January 25, 2014 at 02:11 PM
Whats to burglarize @ La Puente & Suzanne? A parking lot, a tennis court? A church? And they made it to the 60, THEN got away? I guess there's a first time for everything.
notsomuch January 25, 2014 at 03:11 PM
Perhaps he was burglarizing vehicles.......
Angels Fan January 25, 2014 at 05:18 PM
Vito, 3 minutes is not a lot of time for a helicopter to get overhead, they were trying though. Burglary IS a high priority, maybe we should ask our County Supes for more funding for more helicopters and pilots. The Jag was moving so fast, so far in front of the deputies, they didn't even see it get off the freeway at Hacienda. (does that car have 12 cylinders?) Something not mentioned in this very short article: the police know who the bad guys are. Pretty cool, huh?
Vito Spago January 25, 2014 at 05:52 PM
My guess is that that car was stolen and that the owner had reported it. That way, cops already knew its license plate number and so did not really need to chase. All they had to do is put out a bulletin to look for a white jag with license plate XYzZ. Bet they already have the perps in jail.
Angels Fan January 25, 2014 at 07:06 PM
Vigo, as they say in court, you are "assuming facts not in evidence" No one said the car was stolen. I said they got the license plate AND they know who the bad guys are. The deputies pulled up next to the car, which was in an area which made them suspicious. Based upon their observations, decide to make a traffic stop. The driver got nervous and floored it. During the chase, the deputies were able to get a license plate (WAAAAY out of the area, but not stolen to the knowledge of the police). The driver failed to yield and the chase was called off. Later, detectives showed the pursuing deputies a photo, which they immediately recognized to be the driver. Hence, they are pretty sure they can identify the whole crew. No "perps" in jail yet, but I have an idea they're being watched, hmmmm? (from a pretty good source)
Vito Spago January 25, 2014 at 07:39 PM
Angels Fan: Thanks for the inside info.
Angels Fan January 25, 2014 at 09:09 PM
Vito: Don't mention it. those are the facts as I know them, I got it from a friend at the station. They're pretty cool guys, for the most part. I didn't want people to think they weren't working hard for all of us.
Concerned Parent January 25, 2014 at 09:17 PM
I saw it all, since it was right below. There was a helicopter pointlessly hovering over the house, about 10 police cars, and no suspect. Pretty poor drivers are our brave sheriff deputies capable of only catching Walnut citizens and blackmailing our city council. It's time for a change.
Angels Fan January 25, 2014 at 09:43 PM
Concerned Parent: I doubt you did. If you were watching the whole thing from above, how much of the chase did you see? And, if you saw the whole thing, why didn't you call the sheriff so they could've caught the thieves while they were inside your neighbors house? You should be a "concerned citizen" too. The cops can't be everywhere.
notsomuch January 26, 2014 at 12:30 AM
Concerned parent: you sound like an idiot. Why don't YOU try and do the job of a Deputy Sheriff. Who will YOU call when help is needed?! The only change needed here is your attitude towards hard working Deputies protecting your community.
Teri Felker January 26, 2014 at 11:23 AM
...the perp wasn't driving an Obammimobile so he got away...those "funny little furin cars" still can go fast!
Concerned Parent January 27, 2014 at 11:29 AM
notsomuch, eat it!! Finish your cool aid and eat it! I am sure the job is hard and appreciate what they do, but I see several problems with our sheriff deputies you are so vigorously defending. 1. Blackmailing our city council with 250K if we remove that redlight camera, which is no good. 2. Not showing good example to our citizens, by running stop signs and red light/right turns, while penalizing us for the same thing. Hypocrisy. 3. Focusing on hiding in known spots to increase revenues, not to provide safety. 4. Have you tried to get a report from them? try it. Please be careful with your word choice.
Melanie C. Johnson (Editor) January 27, 2014 at 09:41 PM
Please refrain from calling each other names. Thanks.
M Saunders January 28, 2014 at 09:29 AM
Gotta weigh in here, Concerned Parent - I'm a Walnut deputy who actually lives here too and I'm not sure Blackmail is what is truly happening, would you elaborate. I would enjoy sitting down with you to answer any questions you have. I admit to putting my pants on one leg at a time, same as you and don't feel there should be an "us-them" mentality/attitude from either side. I can easily explain the "hurried" driving. I'm sure the deputy you have seen is en route to a priority call and is rushing to help someone who has called for help. Emergency calls are obvious as we roll with lights/siren (which is sometimes made MUCH harder when some drivers STOP in the middle of the street and fail to pull all the way to right). I'm sure that when you call for us, you want us to get there ASAP, right? I can see no reason to drive through red lights while responding to routine calls, and I'm pretty sure MOST deputies aren't in that much of a hurry to get to a report call. Let me know if you'd like to buy me a cup of coffee at the Donut Tree.
Concerned Parent January 30, 2014 at 07:44 PM
Dear M Saunders, thank you for your kind invitation. I would love to take you on that as soon as I am back to USA and buy you a coffee and sweets. My blackmailing comment was about our captain requesting quarter million dollars from the city if the city cancel that infamous red light camera. Unfortunately, I see very often that deputies run red lights or stop signs especially with "California stops" w/o real rush. I am not making it up. Let's get together and talk in about two weeks or so if it works for you.

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