Pursuit Suspect Attempted to Break In to La Mesa Home: Cops

Man arrested after allegedly fleeing from police, crashing into a car, and breaking into a home

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    A man is under arrest after leading police on a high-speed chase and then trying to break into a home to get away.

    La Mesa police said an officer was attempting to stop a Saab sedan for driving over the speed limit just before 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

    Man Arrested After La Mesa Pursuit

    [DGO] Man Arrested After La Mesa Pursuit
    A man is under arrest after leading police on a high speed chase and then trying to break into a home to get away

    The driver of the Saab tried to avoid the officer, though. He sped up and collided with an F150 truck along Grossmont Boulevard.

    Then, the suspect ran away from the crash scene, and broke into a home about a block away on Wister Avenue. La Mesa police say the suspect tried to push his way into the front door.

    The resident, thinking the suspect was his son, almost opened the door, but quickly realized the man was attempting to intrude and did not allow him inside.

    The suspect then broke a window in the home to try to get in. 

    "[The suspect] said, 'I'm bleeding I need to go to the hospital,'" said witness Bryce Montgomery. "There was blood on the ground, and afterward they were like, 'who are you? Get out of our house.' And he just ran."

    La Mesa police arrested the suspect after he tried to run from the house he had just broken into. Police also say the suspect was carrying heroin.

    The driver of the F150 was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The homeowners were not injured. 

    He was taken to the hospital and will be booked on several charges including resisting a police officer and a hit and run.