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Police Chase Causes Tuesday Commotion


A police chase through the Melrose and Citrus Square neighborhoods of the Greater Wilshire area brought a lot of commotion to the usually quiet residential zone late Tuesday afternoon.

According to a report by KTLA-TV, the incident began when Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies attempted to pull over a stolen car near the intersection of North Mansfield Ave. and Clinton Street. But then the vehicle sped away again and apparently deliberately struck another sheriff’s vehicle (involved in a separate call) along Orange Drive, injuring a deputy.

As the pursuit continued, two suspects eventually fled the vehicle on the 100 block of N. Sycamore, and after a search along Sycamore, Orange Dr. and Mansfield Ave., the vehicle’s driver – later identified in a report at as Melvin Williams – was taken into police custody and charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, grand theft auto and felony evading.

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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and has been writing for the Buzz since 2015.

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