Friday, January 6, 2012

Police Dog and Officer Injured in Pursuit Crash

January, 5, 2012 - According to reports a police dog and officer were injured in a crash during a pursuit in Brea. According to Brea Police Sgt. Jim Griffin stated the pursuit that the officer was involved in began at approximately 6:00 p.m. in the westbound lanes of the 91 Freeway.

The pursuit involved a stolen motorcycle that was spotted by the Riverside police helicopter, which exited the 91 Freeway and was traveling on surface streets in Yorba Linda, according to Sgt. Griffin.

Brea police officers entered the pursuit at Bastanchury Road at Valley View Avenue, when one of the officers involved in the pursuit was involved in a collision while traveling westbound on Lambert Road at the 57 Freeway.

According to Sgt. Griffin the officer and two people in the other vehicle were transported to the hospital, but there were no injuries reported. Sgt. Griffin stated that a police dog that was in the officers vehicle was transported to a veterinarian before being taken home to his handler.

The pursuit came to an end on Las Palmas Drive and Harbor Boulevard when the rider attempted to leave the motorcycle and walk away. According to Brea Police Department the rider of the stolen motorcycle was identified as Aaron Lindwedel age 35 of La Verne, who was arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft.

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