ELYSIAN VALLEY — The police pursuit of a stolen vehicle this morning ended in Elysian Valley, where residents said an LAPD patrol car was seen following the vehicle on the bike and pedestrian path that runs along the Los Angeles River.
David De La Torre with the Elysian Valley Neighborhood Watch said a resident observed an LAPD patrol car “in fast pursuit” of what was described as a black Jeep at about 10 a.m.
An LAPD spokeswoman said that a brief, stolen car pursuit ended after the driver jumped or ran away from the vehicle. She could not confirm whether the pursuit took place on the path but it appears that it ended nearby.
De La Torre has raised concerns before about motor vehicles traveling on the path and the danger that posed to pedestrians and cyclists. He knows of at least three other instances when cars have been seen on the path but this is the first time involving a police pursuit.