Grand Theft Auto (11/4/13)
PD-1 responded to the area of San Bernardino Rd. and 4th St in the City of Covina for a pursuit of a stolen vehicle. Prior to the air crew arriving on scene the suspects crashed and fled the vehicle on foot. Covina PD ground units set a containment in the area and the air crew began to search the area using the FLIR camera. After a short time the air crew located the suspect hiding in the backyard of a residence. The suspect attempted to evade the helicopter, however, the crew maintained constant observation of him utilizing the FLIR camera as he jumped fences and ran through several yards. The suspect finally hid under a vehicle parked in a driveway. The air crew informed Covina PD officers of the suspect’s location and they detained him without incident. The suspect was arrested for Grand Theft Auto and Evading.