Man leads Glendale police on short vehicle pursuit that ends in car crash, rollover

A reputed gang member was arrested after leading police on a pursuit Saturday night that ended when he crashed into a parked car, causing his vehicle to roll over, police said.

Just before 9 p.m., a Glendale police officer spotted 32-year-old Daniel Lachnit, of Lancaster, near Allen Avenue and Lake Street, recognizing him as a man suspected of vandalism and assaulting his ex-girlfriend, said Glendale Police Sgt. Robert William.

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The officer stopped the driver but when she got out of her patrol car, Lachnit reportedly sped off.

He drove for about a block before losing control of his car and colliding into a parked car, William said.

First responders extricated him from his car and took him to a nearby hospital, where he was cleared for booking.

He was arrested on suspicion of recklessly evading a peace officer, driving on a suspended license and resisting arrest.


Alene Tchekmedyian,

Twitter: @atchek



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