Heavy law enforcement activity flooded San Diego’s Logan Heights community Wednesday as a man in a stolen car led officers on a foot chase after the stolen vehicle crashed into a police car.
The ordeal began around 4:30 a.m. in the 3200 block of Logan Avenue after the suspect drove through a stop sign at 33rd Street and National Avenue, the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) said.
As an officer tried to pull the driver over, the man stopped the car, jumped out, hopped over a fence and ran away from the officer. He left the car running, police said, and the vehicle – which was found to be stolen – rolled back into the officer’s patrol car.
More officers arrived at the scene, setting up a perimeter in the area as they launched a search for the suspect.
For two hours, officers scoured surrounding streets on foot, searching yards and alleys for the suspect.
At one point, a family that lives in the area reported hearing something in their backyard at 32nd Street and National Avenue, and police descended on the neighborhood.
They did not immediately locate the suspect. By 6:20 a.m., police had called off the search.
The investigation is ongoing. No injuries were reported in the pursuit and crash.
Check back for updates on this developing story.