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High-Speed Chase Ends in North Park, 3 Juveniles Detained

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A silver car sped erratically through the Uptown area of San Diego Monday evening before two people bailed from the vehicle and into a canyon in North Park.

San Diego police started following the silver sedan on Park Boulevard near the Balboa Naval Medical Center at about 5:30 p.m. Monday after the sedan pinged an officer's Automated License Plate Reader, according to the San Diego Police Department.

The pursuit began moments later when back-up arrived.

SkyRanger 7 followed from above as the sedan, which was reported stolen, sped dangerously through neighborhood streets.

Officers were in pursuit of the sedan but stopped following closely due to unsafe conditions, SDPD said. Just before the pursuit was called off, a back-seat passenger jumped out of the car in the middle of traffic on Florida Street near University Avenue.

NBC 7's Danny Freeman is at the scene where the car crashed and the suspect took off into a park. They have since been arrested

Minutes later, the driver and a front-seat passenger jumped out of the car as it was rolling towards a dead end on Palm Street near 32nd Street.

The pair fled into Switzer Canyon and officers gave chase on foot. San Diego police also searched for the suspects via helicopter above the canyon as night fell.

The car was abandoned in a residential neighborhood a block away from St. Augustine High School and only a few blocks from an elementary school.

SkyRanger 7 was following a high-speed pursuit through San Diego on Monday.

At the corner of Palm and 32nd streets, just a few hundred yards from the canyon, the driver lost control of the sedan, drove onto the sidewalk and into John Copeland's yard.

"They went over our curb, and they crashed into our landscape and then backed up," Copeland said.

Two juvenile females and a juvenile male were detained, according to a tweet from SDPD at 6:25 p.m. SDPD later said that pursuing officers observed four total passengers, but didn't say what happened to the fourth passenger.

The driver raced through multiple neighborhoods, including North Park and University Heights. SDPD said the driver collided with multiple cars during the pursuit but didn''t provide further details.

This story will be updated as information becomes available.

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