Yet another stolen vehicle sparked police action early Thursday in Silver Lake.
According to Rampart's Facebook page, officers on patrol observed a vehicle driving erratically at about 2:45 a.m. near the intersection of Sunset and Santa Monica boulevards.
They did a license plate check and discovered the car was stolen.
The driver led them on a short chase west on Santa Monica Boulevard, beyond Normandie to Mariposa Avenue.
There the car crashed into a chain link fence, and the driver was taken into custody and arrested.
Grand Theft Auto remains a problem in both the Rampart and Northeast divisions, where freeway access makes theft easy.
Just this past weekend, the driver of a stolen car and four passengers were apprehended after a chase in Echo Park.