A Burbank woman who led police on a high-speed chase was charged
Tuesday with grand theft auto, and is also suspected of assisting in
the beating of a runaway teenager, police said.
Diana Baker, 33, was also charged Tuesday with receiving stolen
property, a felony, and 16 counts of misdemeanor hit-and-run. Baker
was arrested late Friday after leading police on a pursuit through
Hollywood, where she crashed into more than a dozen cars, authorities
“She basically stopped driving when [her car] was no longer able
to move,” Det. Matthew Miranda said.
Police continue to investigate Baker’s alleged involvement in the
beating of a 17-year-old runaway, said Lt. Bruce Speirs, who declined
to provide details.
According to news and police reports, Baker and three other
unidentified people took the teenager to a residence in North
Hollywood, where the girl was allegedly beaten before being dropped
off at her home in Burbank.