A suspected street racer was arrested Thursday morning after losing control of his car and crashing into a home in a La Crescenta neighborhood, officials said.
An officer spotted the driver, later identified as 26-year-old Yarwant Melkonian, speeding in the bicycle lane on Foothill Boulevard near Pennsylvania Avenue just before 8:30 a.m., reaching speeds of up to 85 mph in a silver Mercedes, according to Glendale Police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.
While trying to catch up, the officer lost sight of the driver but later learned that he had crashed into a single-family home near Community and Cloud avenues, causing minor structural damage.
The investigation revealed that Melkonian was racing another car, a description of which was not available, Lightfoot said.
No one was injured.
Melkonian was arrested on suspicion of driving on a suspended license and street racing.
Alene Tchekmedyian, email@example.com