A man who led sheriff’s deputies on a pursuit from Imperial Beach into Coronado early Saturday morning was arrested after being found hiding in a house, according to authorities.
Just after midnight, a reserve lieutenant attempted to pull over a 2011 Toyota truck at 13th Street and Cypress Avenue for not having a front license plate, according to Sgt. Marilu Marcq. The male driver failed to pull over and drove into Coronado with sheriff’s deputies in pursuit.
The chase came to an end at the intersection of Isabella and E avenues after the truck ran over spike strips that Coronado police placed in the intersection of Orange Avenue and Glorietta Boulevard, according to Marcq.
The driver and the female passenger fled on foot but the passenger was soon apprehended and taken into custody without injury. The driver was able to get away despite a search that included a sheriff’s K-9 unit and helicopter.
As all units were clearing the call, undercover Border Patrol agents assisting in the search noticed a man who was arriving at his house, which had a window open. The man agreed to allow the agents to search his home, and the suspect was found hiding inside. The deputies who started the pursuit positively identified the suspect, who was taken into custody without injury.
The truck was reported stolen in San Marcos on Wednesday.