Chula Vista man arrested after leading police on chase in stolen car, officers say

Posted at 4:14 PM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-08 20:42:18-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- A suspect police say led them on a chase in a car that was reported stolen has been arrested.

Chula Vista Police say they received a report of a stolen Honda Civic Tuesday. After spotting the car around 3:02 p.m. Wednesday near I-5 and E Street, police tried to pull the driver over, but he led them on a chase through city streets, running several red lights in the process. 

The suspect then drove onto State Route 54. After the suspect began to drive east in the westbound lanes, police called off the chase.

Shortly after police called off the chase, the suspect got out of the car and ran into the Villa Bonita apartment complex. 

The suspect was arrested after residents at the complex were able to point out which unit the the man went into.