Chase: Police take stolen vehicle suspect into custody after pursuit ends in El Monte

EL MONTE, Calif. (KABC) -- A woman suspected of stealing a vehicle was taken into custody in the El Monte area after leading police on an approximately 75-minute chase that began in San Bernardino County Wednesday evening.

Officers first began pursuing the woman, driving a reported stolen Kia Soul, just before 5:30 p.m. after attempting to conduct a traffic stop on Interstate 15 at Baseline Avenue in Fontana, according to police.

AIR7 HD was over the chase around 6:20 p.m. as the suspect was driving on surface streets in the San Gabriel Valley, with Fontana police units in pursuit.

During the course of the pursuit, the suspect would stop momentarily several times, but would then flee from police.

At one point, the rear bumper of the suspect's vehicle flew off.

The chase came to an end as the suspect stopped at an intersection in the area of Main Street and Santa Anita Avenue. Police surrounded the suspect, who then exited the vehicle and surrendered without incident.

Fontana Police Department officers removed the woman from the car and took her into custody at about 6:45 p.m.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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