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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Police chase stolen vehicle across Echo Park and Silver Lake*

Scene at end of police pursuit. Photo by Northeast Division/Ow.ly.

Police closed off streets near Silver Lake Boulevard and Armstrong Street following the pursuit of a stolen vehicle this afternoon. The pursuit of a Highlander pick-up truck began shortly after 12 pm on the border of Echo Park and Silver Lake before the vehicle headed up the northbound 2 and 5 freeways, according to police scanner reports. After exiting and returning to the freeway, the pick-up truck returned to Silver Lake, where the pursuit ended near the Silver Lake reservoirs.

Update:  The suspects were taken into custody, according to Northeast Division Twitter feed.

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  1. I love it when the harsh realities of life in the big city come to roost within snooty neighborhoods and sends the residents into spiraling property value tizzies!

    • Trust me, Voodoo, I grew up on nearby Lakewood Avenue and plenty of “harsh realities” have affected that area. You might not realize it, but that area was middle-class, probably until the mid-90s or maybe a bit earlier. Over the years, we’ve had four cars stolen from in front of our house (starting in the ’70′s with my father’s 1967 Impala, continuing in the late ’80′s with my brother’s Karmann Ghia – twice – and then in 2002, when my ’89 Camry was stolen). Our house was also burglarized once. Oh yeah, and in 1976, when I used to walk home from school, Larry, the neighbor kid, would wait on the corner of Lakewood and Angus and hit me until some other kid told him to stop. Oh, the horrors! :)

    • snooty neighborhoods? In a city with Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, the Palisaides, Brentwood, Hancock Park, Hollywood Hills, and close by Los Feliz Hills, why would you call Silver Lake and Echo Park snooty? What’s with the hate?

  2. Thats them Killer Bees right there!

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