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Rampart Police Take 5 Men Into Custody After Echo Park Chase

The men were apprehended at Belmont Avenue and Clinton Street after a chase after police stopped what they believed to be a stolen vehicle.

Police took five men into custody early Friday evening after a short foot pursuit.

According to Lt. Wesley Buhrmeister of LAPD's Rampart Divisioni, officers stopped the driver and his four passengers, believing that the car being driven may have been stolen.

The men men fled and crashed the car, then taking off on foot.

They were apprehended near Belmont Avenue and Clinton Street the scene of the crash.

According to the Eastsider LA, a section of Glendale Bouelvard-as well as Alvarado,Temple and Bellevue--were sealed off during the search, creating a traffic jam in the area that will play host to the much anticipated community festival on Saturday.

The men were brought to the Rampart Division headquarters Friday evening for possible charges and booking .

See photos of the car and police near Belmont Avenue and Clinton Street in the above gallery.

klesb August 25, 2012 at 07:01 AM
Herd 'em up, head 'em out! Good work, LAPD!

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