Suspected car thief arrested in El Cajon

Posted at 4:35 PM, Sep 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-20 19:35:49-04

San Diego County Sheriff's deputies pursued and arrested a suspected car thief just east of Gillespie Field Sunday.

A deputy spotted the stolen vehicle on Winter Gardens Boulevard, near Pepper Drive, at around 8:55 a.m., the department said.

The suspect was followed to an apartment complex in the 8000 block of Winter Gardens Drive and led deputies on a foot chase.

Police dogs and a helicopter crew were used to search for him. He was found in a small space underneath a duplex in the 1300 block of Pepper Drive.

According to the department, the suspect also had several warrants for his arrest.