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Chase ends in crash in front of La Mesa home

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Posted at 6:24 AM, Feb 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-24 10:38:58-05

LA MESA, Calif. - Authorities are searching for a driver who led a high-speed pursuit that ended in a crash in front of a La Mesa home that sheared a fire hydrant.

Details on what prompted the pursuit were not immediately released, but the crash happened in the 4500 block of Harbinson Ave. near Princeton Ave.

The white sedan came to rest in the front yard of a home, but not before plowing into a hydrant, sending water nearly 50 feet into the air.

As law enforcement officers searched for the driver, it took emergency crews about 30 minutes to shut the water off.

Resident Virginia Kellogg told 10News, "I heard the sirens and got up. First, when I looked out, I thought, 'It's really raining.' And then I saw, oh, dear, car on the front lawn."

Authorities said two guns were found inside the car -- one of them reported stolen a year ago, and the other unregistered.

A female passenger, who is the car's owner, was detained.

The driver on the loose is described as black, 19 to 20 years old and apparently goes by the name "H-3."

He is wearing an orange hooded sweatshirt, jeans and white shoes.