A person was taken into custody on Wednesday after a car chase that started in Van Nuys ended at the Glendale Galleria when a burglary suspect attempted to evade capture by driving into a nearby parking structure.
The pursuit began around noon near the intersection of Hayvenhurst Avenue and Vanowen Street, when officers with the Los Angeles Police Department attempted to stop a black BMW suspected of being involved in a burglary, according to authorities.
The vehicle sped off, passing through North Hollywood and Burbank before the driver of the BMW entered into a parking structure at the Glendale Galleria.
At least three people were said to be in the vehicle, according to LAPD Officer Carlos Zaragoza. However other officers gave conflicting reports regarding the number of suspects.
One person was taken into custody at about 12:50 p.m.
Glendale Sgt. Dan Suttles said Glendale police officers helped the LAPD in the search, and a perimeter was set up around the mall.
The city of Glendale Twitter feed reported that stores and restaurants at the Glendale Galleria remained open despite the police presence.