Carjacking Ends in Lincoln Park Crash

The vehicle was originally stolen from Murrieta, police said

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    Tony Shin
    K-9 officers search a canyon in Lincoln Park for suspects.

    A police pursuit involving a stolen vehicle ended in a crash in Lincoln Park Thursday.

    According to officials, a patrol sergeant spotted a vehicle on the road sought from a carjacking that happened in Murrieta.

    The officer tried to pull over the vehicle, but the driver sped off.

    A chase ensued through Lincoln Park until the suspect vehicle crashed near Escuela Street and Nogal Street at around 3:40 p.m.

    SDPD Lt. David Mitchell said four people were inside the stolen car. Three of the suspects were arrested following the crash, including the driver.

    Mitchell said a fourth suspect exited the car and fled into a canyon behind the El Rey Trailer Park.

    Officers immediately searched the dry creekbed area using K-9 officers and a helicopter, but the suspect was not immediately located.

    The Murrieta Police Department later confirmed that the incident is linked to a carjacking case in their city.

    Mitchell told NBC 7 that police believed the stolen vehicle was in the area, so officers were actively looking for the car.

    He said the car was taken from Murrieta Wednesday by an armed suspect. No one was injured in the carjacking, Mitchell said, but a weapon was used in the crime.

    Mitchell said two female suspects and a male driver were taken into custody Thursday, though he could not confirm if the driver is the suspect involved in the Murrieta carjacking. He said the case is under investigation.

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