Advertisement

3-county chase of stolen van ends in Newport Beach

3-county chase of stolen van ends in Newport Beach
Police chase a white van late Thursday that authorities reported was stolen. The pursuit spanned Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties and eventually ended in Newport Beach. (KTLA)

A police chase across three Southern California counties ended early Friday in Newport Beach with a man and a woman being detained, authorities said.

The chase began just before 11 p.m. Thursday in Santa Ana after officers tried to stop a white Ford van near the intersection of Bristol Street and Edinger Avenue. The vehicle was determined to be stolen, police said.

Advertisement

The driver headed north on the 57 Freeway, and the California Highway Patrol took control of the pursuit in the Diamond Bar area in east Los Angeles County, where the van entered the eastbound 60 Freeway and headed into San Bernardino County.

The van was moving fast, and the driver cut across multiple lanes to avoid other vehicles.

Advertisement

The van then headed west and ended up back in Santa Ana, where it entered the 5 Freeway.

Shortly after midnight, spike strips were deployed and blew out a tire on the van, the CHP said.

The pursuit eventually ended at 12:36 a.m. on Bison Avenue just south of MacArthur Boulevard in Newport Beach, authorities said.

Santa Ana police detained a man and a woman, according to the CHP.

Daily Pilot staff contributed to this report.

This article was originally published at 8:20 a.m. and was later updated with additional information.

Advertisement
Advertisement