Suspected Car Thief Nabbed in Paradise Hills

Police launched a search at Division and South 61st streets

Officers with the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) swarmed a neighborhood in Paradise Hills Friday morning in search of a suspect who stole a car and possibly crashed it.

The SDPD said a black Nissan was reported stolen in the area of South Meadowbrook Drive and Paradise Valley Road at around 10:45 a.m. Investigators said the suspect crashed the stolen car and then took off.

Several patrol vehicles and officers were sent to the neighborhood to search for the suspect near Division and South 61st streets. Officers, accompanied by K-9 units, were seen walking around homes and thoroughly checking front and backyards. A police helicopter also aided in the search.

At 11:30 a.m., three officers and a K-9 were seen at the door of a home in the 5600 block of Alta Vista Way. One officer had his gun drawn and another kicked open the door.

Seconds later, a man was pulled from the door and handcuffed. He was led away by the officers. By 11:37 a.m., the man was being placed into the back of an SDPD vehicle and officers began clearing from the scene.

No further details were immediately released. Check back for updates.

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