Suspect in custody after confrontation with LA County Sheriff’s deputies at rail yard

A man suspected of driving a stolen SUV was arrested Friday after a confrontation with Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies at a rail yard in Boyle Heights.

The incident began around 2:25 p.m. after a deputy received a report from LoJack, a stolen vehicle recovery system, of a stolen vehicle from a Target parking lot near Firestone Boulevard and Highway 605 in Norwalk, Deputy Alejandra Parra said.

The deputy called in a helicopter unit to help track the vehicle as it fled, Parra said.

Information about the lawsuit was not immediately available from the sheriff’s department; however, City News Service reported that the man was driving an SUV and leading authorities in a high-speed chase down the 5 Freeway before turning to surface streets where he occasionally drove against the tide.

The SUV crashed through a chain-link fence and went onto the train tracks near Noakes Street and South Hicks Avenue in the trading area, then headed west on the tracks until the SUV’s front passenger side tire dislodges.

Sheriff’s officials initially said the chase ended in part of the Commerce Yard, but the location was in Boyle Heights.

After the vehicle was disabled, the man got out and appeared to attempt to jump onto a passing train, but turned and ran towards a fence on Noakes Street between Calada and Calzona streets.

He turned away from the fence once the deputies got to the other side and walked back to the SUV.

Other deputies arrived and pulled out guns as the man blocked the SUV’s windshield with a sun visor.

Staff from the department’s Special Enforcement Office were called in to assist deputies from Norwalk and East Los Angeles stations, and crisis negotiators were on hand to make contact with the suspect, sheriff’s officials said. .

The man surrendered and was arrested without further incident around 6 p.m., officials said.

Additional details were not available.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Century Station at (323) 568-4800.

Those giving anonymous tips can call Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477, or visit

City News Service contributed to this report.

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