High-speed pursuit ends in Canyon Country

California Highway Patrol officers take a man into custody on the 18300 block of Sierra Highway in Canyon Country following a high-speed pursuit that originated in the Antelope Valley Tuesday night. Cory Rubin/The Signal

California Highway Patrol officers apprehended a suspect on Sierra Highway, near Dolan Way, after being led on a high-speed pursuit that originated in the Antelope Valley late Tuesday night.

Shortly after 10 p.m., Lancaster sheriff’s deputies responded to reports of a burglary alarm and located a possible suspect in a red Scion, according to Sgt. Frank Arcidiacono of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.

“The suspect then began to drive away toward deputies, where one deputy had to move out of the way to avoid being hit,” Arcidiacono said.

California Highway Patrol officers take a man into custody on the 18300 block of Sierra Highway in Canyon Country following a high-speed pursuit that originated in the Antelope Valley Tuesday night. Cory Rubin/The Signal

The suspect was able to evade deputies, but they got a good description of the suspect and vehicle, and around 10:45 p.m., were able to relocate the vehicle, according to Arcidiacono.

Sheriff’s deputies initiated a high-speed pursuit that traveled through west Lancaster, Palmdale then southbound down Highway 14 before the pursuit was canceled in Acton due to high speeds, Arcidiacono said.

CHP officers then located the vehicle heading southbound on Sierra Highway and continued the pursuit, reaching speeds of over 100 mph, said CHP officer Peter Nicholson.

The pursuit ended after the suspect ditched the car and fled on foot to a nearby chapel parking lot on the 18300 block of Sierra Highway, where he was quickly found and apprehended.

California Highway Patrol officers apprehended a man following a high-speed pursuit that originated in the Antelope Valley on Tuesday evening. Emily Alvarenga/The Signal

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Emily Alvarenga covers features and community for The Signal. She's new to the paper and Santa Clarita, but hasn't moved far from her hometown of Temecula, California. Emily graduated from San Diego State University in 2017 and has been writing and reporting since high school.