A suspected gang member carrying methamphetamine led Los Angeles Police Department officers
on a chase that began Tuesday afternoon on Monte Vista Avenue and Avenue 54 and
ended on Avenue 51 and Meridian.
The suspect ran into a house on the northwest corner of Avenue 51 and Meridian, prompting police to call in helicopter support, set up a perimeter and pull out all the members of the house, along with the suspect, Sgt. Roberto Alaniz, a watch commander on duty at the LAPD Northeast Division, said.
The suspect still had an unknown amount of methamphetamine on him, Alaniz said.
When Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch got to the scene of the incident at around 4:55 p.m., about a dozen police officers, both uniformed and in plainclothes, had blocked off the intersection and were detaining six men in handcuffs.
According to Sgt. Alaniz, only one man—the suspected gang member who initiated the police chase—was arrested and brought to the Northeast station.
In another incident in Highland Park, two men were arrested for brandishing a knife and making criminal threats to another person, Alaniz said, adding that he did not immediately know the location of the incident.