K-9 Helps Halt Driver After Police Pursuit

A San Diego police chase ended with the help of a police K-9 after officers pursued a stolen car through residential streets and freeways in the National City area.

At about 4:15 p.m., a family reported their vehicle had been stolen by a male family member in the 200 block of 27th Street, according to San Diego police officials.

Police spotted the suspect about 40 minutes later and started following him.

Working together, officers laid down spike strips to halt the car at Palm Avenue and Scott Drive, but one strip seemed to get caught up in the tires and did not stop the driver.

The suspect continued through residential streets and eventually made his way to northbound Interstate 15.

He decided to exit to westbound SR-94, but he took the transition too quickly, flying off the ramp onto the dirt nearby in Fairmont Park. The driver was forced to stop.

Police quickly moved in on the vehicle. An officer deployed a K-9, helping the dog into the car's window to apprehend the man.

He was soon taken into custody.

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