Pride Day in WeHo – Armed and Wanted Vehicle-Pursuit Suspect Apprehended
Photo: confiscated gun and drugs
WEST HOLLYWOOD – Near the end of Pride Month, Pride Day was in full swing on June 27th. Two days prior, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva had Tweeted the following:
LA County Sheriffs @LASDHQ
“As we approach the end of PRIDE Month, LASD wants to acknowledge the “fierceness” of the LGBTQ+ community and we will THRIVE to do our best to protect and serve you while equality is still being acquired. You have our support.”
#ThriveWithPride #lapride2021Rainbow #pridemonth
The proof was in the perseverance of the force when West Hollywood was bursting with celebration on
Pride Day, June 27th.
Sheriff Villanueva tweeted: “While many people were celebrating #PrideDday in @wehocity, our deputies were proactively patrolling the West Hollywood streets to protect and ensure the safety of everyone.”
Next, during the joyful day, a troubling incident occurred as a West Hollywood LASD Deputy encountered a suspect driving in the immediate area of the celebration – and quickly learned that he was wanted, as well. The suspect had refused to yield for a traffic stop, and took the Deputy on a short pursuit though the streets.
At the end of the pursuit, the wanted, dangerous suspect was taken into custody, along with a recovered long rifle and narcotics.