An assault with a deadly weapon suspect, who allegedly used his vehicle to hit a former girlfriend’s vehicle in Riverside, was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon in Norwalk after leading officers on a chase into Riverside, Orange and Los Angeles counties.
A woman called police about 3:10 p.m. to report that an ex-boyfriend intentionally hit her vehicle with his vehicle near Van Buren Boulevard and the Riverside (91) Freeway, according to Officer Ryan Railsback of the Riverside Police Department.
About 45 minutes later, two officers found the suspect driving in the same area, and he failed to yield when they tried to pull him over, prompting the chase, Railsback said.
The suspect took the freeway to Anaheim then into the Norwalk area, exiting at Artesia Boulevard.
He weaved through traffic, sometimes driving on the wrong side of the street, and failed to stop at stop lights on streets in Norwalk.
He stopped and exited his vehicle near Maza Street and Gridley Road, where he stood on the sidewalk using his cellphone while California Highway Patrol officers approached him with their guns drawn.
He threw his phone and another object on the ground and was taken into custody about 4:45 p.m.