Grenade-Like Device Found in Pursuit Suspect's Car

After the BMW crashed, a search of the vehicle results in money, meth and what appeared to be a grenade officials said

By Tony Shin and R. Stickney
|  Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013  |  Updated 9:42 AM PDT
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Grenade-Like Device Found in Pursuit Suspect's Car

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Moments after a police pursuit ended in a crash, officers searched the suspect’s BMW and found what looked like a grenade.

The man who led officers on a dangerous pursuit Tuesday night crashed into several parked cars in Linda Vista.

Officers say that suspect drove right down Comstock Street at a high rate of speed in a silver BMW and lost control after hitting a dip in the roadway.

At least five parked cars were struck.

The suspect, who has a long criminal history involving narcotics, took off on foot.

The pursuit began earlier in the evening when officers spotted the suspect’s car. They attempted to pull over the suspect because he was wanted on a probation violation officials said.

After the BMW crashed, a search of the vehicle results in money, meth and what appeared to be a grenade according to Lt. David Rohowits.

The device was a cylinder wrapped in rubber.

Officers initially planned to evacuate one square block but then they realized that the grenade wasn't an explosive device.

"From looking at it the officers at the scene had enough expertise to recognize that it was some kind of grenade but it was in safe condition so we just asked people to stay inside their residence," Lt. Rohowits said.

Investigators aren't releasing the name of the suspect because they believe they know where he may be hiding.
 

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