Glendale police arrest man after high-speed chase, foot pursuit

A 37-year-old Glendale man was arrested early Thursday after he allegedly led police on a pursuit, got away and then crashed his car.

Angelito Ancheta was taken into custody about 4:29 a.m. at Chevy Chase Drive and Garfield Avenue after he abandoned his 2002 Honda Civic and fled on foot, according to Glendale police reports.

The pursuit, which took place on city streets, began after Ancheta failed to stop at a red light at Glendale Avenue and Colorado Street, according to police.

After officers lost Ancheta in the area of Lexington Drive and Jackson Street, police were soon notified of a crash at Wilson Avenue and Kenwood Street.

But before police could respond to the crash site, they received another call indicating that Ancheta allegedly had parked his car in a driveway of a home on the 600 block of Belmont Street and fled on foot.

Another resident reported that Ancheta was sprinting through his yard on the 700 block of South Cedar Street, police said.

Ancheta allegedly told the resident, “I’m sorry,” as he ran past him.

An officer spotted Ancheta at Chevy Chase and Garfield, where he clenched his fists, raised his arms and yelled at the officer, according to reports.

He told the officer that he had “nothing to lose, it’s all gone,” according to police reports.

Ancheta also admitted to taking marijuana, alcohol and the prescription pain medication Vicodin, police said.

Police reported finding pills and methamphetamine inside his Honda.

Ancheta later asked the officer if he had “hurt anyone tonight” and allegedly apologized for fleeing from police, according to reports.

Ancheta committed nine traffic violations before he was taken into custody on suspicion of felony reckless evading and driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said.


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