Police searching for stolen vehicle suspect in Echo Park [updated]

ECHO PARK — Police have sealed off a section of Echo Park tonight as they search for a stolen vehicle suspect who had been pursued by officers, according to LAPD spokesman Tony Im.

Im had no further details but residents have reported that police helicopters have been hovering over the area near Echo Park Avenue and Effie Street as the search continues.

Update @ 9:24 p.m.: The search has been called off after no suspects were found, said Sgt. Ricardo Acosta with the LAPD Rampart Division.

Update @ 8:26 p.m.: A resident reports that police helicopter has flown out of the area but the LAPD Rampart Division, which is handling the incident, said the search remains ongoing.

Update @ 7:58 pm: A resident reports that police dogs are searching the area along Alvarado between Aaron and Duane.

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  1. Echopark-resident

    Any updates? 4 swat vehicles just passed by my house!

    • My car was stolen on Curran street Monday morning, I can only hope and wish that they find the thug and especially my car

      • Wow, it must have been a 1/2 million dollar chase. That helicopter was circling for at least an hour. There were all kinds of streets blocked off and there must have been at least 25 or 30 cops driving around and blocking off streets. I want theses thieves stopped but at what expense? I don’t believe this is our best use of tax payers dollars. Would some nice police officer please tell me differently?

        • I wish LAPD would assign officers in patrol cars to cruise our Echo Park streets in effort to discourage crime and/or stop while it’s happening.

  2. Honestly just a waste of time and money!

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