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The man arrested in connection with the wild police chase across Los Angeles and Orange counties this week had previously been arrested on suspicion of grand theft, drug possession and willful child cruelty, among other crimes, according to court records.
The hourlong, high-speed pursuit, which began Wednesday afternoon, involved two stolen vehicles, ramming multiple cars, including two police cruisers, before ending in gunfire at a gas station in Hacienda Heights.
Johnny Anchondo, 32, of Moreno Valley was arrested Wednesday and charged with violating his parole, pending other charges, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Anchondo is being held at the sheriff’s Norwalk station without bail and on a parole hold.
“This was obviously an incredibly dangerous pursuit involving a suspect who had zero regard for public safety, for the motorists on the street and the police officers involved,” said Capt. Jon Radus, a spokesperson for the police department in Fullerton, where the chase began. “I’m just grateful that nobody was seriously injured.”
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