Breaking News: Santa Ana, CA: Suspect arrested after hours long standoff and police pursuit through several counties inside a stolen semi truck from a food service yard.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Source: California Highway Patrol (Information):

Santa Ana, California: A suspect has been arrested after hours long standoff and police pursuit through several counties inside a stolen semi truck from a food service yard.

All of this began just after 8:00 p.m. PT on Wednesday of a stolen semi truck from a food service yard near Fifth Street and Indiana Street in the East Los Angeles, California area.

The stolen semi truck was pursued by patrol vehicles from the California Highway Patrol and law enforcement helicopter as well as several news helicopters as the police pursuit traveled along northbound Interstate 5 going through Burbank, California to Sun Valley, California; before getting onto California State Route 118 going through Granada Hills, California going westbound all the way into Simi Valley, California in Ventura County, California.

The stolen semi truck then transitioned in Simi Valley, California from westbound California State Route 118 onto southbound California State Route 23, going through Thousand Oaks, California where California Highway Patrol set up a spike strip that the stolen semi truck ran right over but still kept moving.

The stolen semi truck then got onto southbound U.S. 101 where later California Highway Patrol set up another spike strip that the stolen semi truck ran right over but still kept moving; which this patter of running over the spike strips and keep on moving along will repeat itself a few move times along the way.

The stolen semi truck continued along U.S. 101 entering back into Los Angles County, California, and going through Woodland Hills, California all the way pass Sherman Oaks, California, and into Studio City, California; before continuing along U.S. 101 just south of California State Route 134 entering Universal City, California in route southbound towards Hollywood, California.

But the police pursuit will enter into Hollywood, California where heavy fog made it unsafe for news helicopters to continue following the police pursuit; ending their flight in the news helicopters for the night.

ZachNews continued to track the police pursuit over the police scanner as several news crews and news stringers began to fill in place of the news helicopters following the police pursuit, including Wow Media, Alien Alphabet, PMTV and Jacob’s Broadcast who all broadcast live the stop and go slow semi truck police pursuit.

The stolen semi truck continued along U.S. 101 going through Hollywood, California all the way pass Downtown Los Angeles, California, and got onto southbound Interstate 5 going by where the police pursuit started earlier in the East Los Angeles, California area.

The stolen semi truck continued along southbound Interstate 5 going through Commerce, California all the way into Norwalk, California and Santa Fe Springs leaving Los Angeles County, California.

The stolen semi truck continued along southbound Interstate 5 entering into Orange County, California as civilians as well as news media followed the suspect driver through Buena Park, California all the way into Anaheim, California passing Disneyland and into Santa Ana, California well making repeated stops and goes along the way, trying to keep the semi truck moving along away from law enforcement.

The stolen semi truck continued along southbound Interstate 5 in Santa Ana, California where the suspect driver transitioned onto southbound California State Route 55.

The police pursuit continued at very slow speeds where just north of Interstate 405, stopping the semi truck and beginning the long standoff with law enforcement.

During the standoff, law enforcement keeps asking in English and Spanish the suspect driver to get out of vehicle, and even saying “Driver, exit the vehicle. You will not be harmed” and “you’re not gonna get hurt.”

K9 was on scene and soon SWAT Team arrived with their Bobcat armored vehicles in the morning as motorists wait in the very long traffic jam that surrounded the standoff, and closed all southbound lanes of California State Route 55.

SWAT Team then moved their Bobcat armored vehicles surrounding the cab of the semi truck, and asked the suspect driver to give up as northbound lanes of California State Route 55 were stopped due to the incident.

At 8:32 a.m. PT on Thursday, suspect driver got out on passenger side of semi truck cab, and the SWAT Team arrested the male suspect driver.

The California Highway Patrol said there was no injuries reported during the ordeal, and northbound lanes of California State Route 55 were reopened after the arrest.

The stolen semi truck will be moved to the shoulder so that southbound lanes of California State Route 55 can be reopen.

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