Budget rental chase suspect taken into custody

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (KABC) -- A car thief was taken into custody after leading police and California Highway Patrol officers on a pursuit from the Sun Valley area to San Bernardino County in a stolen Budget rental truck.

The truck was stolen at Sheldon Street and San Fernando Road at about 1 p.m., Los Angeles police Officer Nuria Vanegas said. The victim had left the keys in the vehicle.

A chase then ensued. The suspect, who has not been identified, led officers onto various freeways, including the eastbound 134 Freeway and the eastbound 210 Freeway.

A washer machine could be seen in the back of the truck, which had its roll-up door open.

CHP officers took over the pursuit near Rosemead Boulevard in the unincorporated Pasadena area.

The suspect then led officers to San Bernardino County. CHP officers successfully deployed a spike stripe near Day Creek Boulevard in Rancho Cucamonga, and the tires on the stolen truck quickly flattened.

The driver came to a stop on a transition road to the northbound 15 Freeway in Etiwanda.

As officers approached the vehicle with a K9, the male suspect opened the door of the truck and surrendered without incident.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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