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.