Police arrest suspected car thief in Silver Lake

Police apprehended a parolee in Silver Lake on Thursday night after he allegedly stole a Cadillac Escalade in North Hollywood. The man, 25-year-old Mike Calderon, was apprehended after a police helicopter hovered overhead for at least an hour and officers were seen running on foot across the neighborhood near Hoover Street and Santa Monica Boulevard, according to reports by residents.  Lt. Wes Buhrmester of the Rampart Division provided these details:

Last night, at about 10:05 pm, a unit was patrolling at Burns Ave. & Hoover St. when they saw a black 2007 Cadillac Escalade double-parked.  Thinking it may be abandoned, they conducted a license plate check on the car, and found it to have been reported stolen out of North Hollywood.

 The officers parked their police car around the corner and watched the Escalade.  A short time later, Mike Calderon, 25, Los Angeles, got in the Escalade and drove away.  The officers followed, awaiting back-up units and a helicopter before trying to stop the car.  Calderon drove in a loop, back to the area where he had initially been seen.  By this time, the helicopter was overhead.  Calderon stopped and opened the door, as though to get out, so the officers made contact.  Calderon closed the door and drove off, with the officers following.
Calderon pulled into a driveway at the apartment complex at 4246 Lockwood Ave., and drove to the rear parking lot.  He parked the Escalade, then got out and ran, scaling a block wall.  The officers established a containment, requesting canine units.  Calderon was located by the canine officers at about 12:05 am, in the 4200 block of Burns Ave.  He was booked for auto theft at the Metropolitan Detention Center, with no bail set, as he was a parolee, and a parole hold was initiated.

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  1. Good Job to the police….waaaaay to go

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