A wanted felon was in custody Saturday after allegedly leading authorities on a chase from Redondo Beach to Inglewood, which ended in a fiery crash.
Brookelyn Cole, 19, was being held in lieu of $155,000 bail at the Century Regional Detention Facility in Lynwood, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department inmate records. She was booked at the Redondo Beach Police Department at about 2:30 a.m.
Cole was arrested on suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle, drug possession, ID theft and on an outstanding warrant for carjacking, Redondo Beach Police Lt. Todd Heywood told City News Service.
Redondo Beach police officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop at 10:33 p.m. Friday in the area of 152nd Street and Inglewood Avenue in Lawndale for a possible stolen vehicle with paper plates.
The driver failed to stop and led police on a 10-minute chase through Lawndale and Hawthorne before crashing 8 miles away in the area of Century and Crenshaw boulevards in Inglewood, said Redondo Beach Police Sgt. Brian Weiss.
The woman now identified as Cole crashed the car into a pole and then into another vehicle, injuring two civilians, Weiss said. The two were treated for minor injuries, he said.
Police discovered the woman was on probation in three counties and was a wanted felon for carjacking, according to Weiss. They also confirmed the vehicle she was driving was stolen out of Redondo Beach, he said.
The suspect was taken to a hospital for minor injuries she sustained in the crash and was booked afterward, police said.