A search for a Hermosa Beach burglary suspect resulted in a police advisory for residents of 5th and 6th Streets in East Manhattan Beach residents to stay in their homes on Sunday morning during a helicopter search.
The alert was sent out at 9:04 a.m. and a follow-up alert announcing that the suspect was in custody was sent at 12:32 p.m.
MBPD Chief Rachel Johnson gave the following information to MB News via email:
"[On Sunday, November 19] MBPD officers were alerted to a recently occurred
residential burglary (not a robbery) that occurred in Hermosa Beach. A
to the crime was then seen in Manhattan Beach and a pursuit involving
MBPD personnel ensued. The suspect vehicle was involved in a traffic
collision in the 1100 block of 6th Street; the driver of the vehicle then fled on foot following the collision.
MBPD officers established a perimeter and requested outside agency
assistance to locate the suspect. Outside agency resources, including a
and ultimately, the suspect was located in a nearby backyard. He was
arrested by Hermosa Beach officers without incident. The suspect did not
enter any homes and neither the suspect nor any officers were injured
during this incident."
Responding agencies included El Segundo, Culver City, Hawthorne, Gardena, and Redondo Beach police departments, as well as an LAPD Airship (helicopter).
Johnson added: "We
have great relationships with our law enforcement partners in the South
Bay and we often respond to requests from our regional partners when
they require assistance in similar situations."