Driver Arrested, Passengers Hospitalized After Pursuit Ends in Crash

Photo by Zak Bushey.

UPDATE, 1:45p.m.: Glendora Police have released the booking information for the female driver arrested after a brief pursuit and crash.

Ana Gomez, 36, was evaluated for injuries before being booked at 12:35 a.m. Wednesday on suspicion of evading an officer causing injury, vehicle theft and driving without a license. She was held in lieu of $100,000 bail before being transferred to the Century Regional Detention Facility at 8:53 a.m.

No booking information is yet available for the other two suspects.

PREVIOUSLY: Three women who reportedly stole merchandise from Walmart led Glendora officers on a pursuit through city streets before crashing, police said.

The women were reportedly stealing unknown items from the store, 1950 E. Auto Centre Dr., Tuesday night. Police arrived to apprehend the women who were already driving away and refused to stop for officers, said Lt. Matt Williams of Glendora Police.

Photo by Zak Bushey.

Photo by Zak Bushey.

The pursuit wound its way east on Auto Centre Drive, northbound on Amelia Avenue and west on Foothill Boulevard. The suspects attempted to turn a hard left onto southbound Glengrove Avenue, but overshot their turn, striking a curb and damaging a fire hydrant, Williams said.

The two passengers in the car were taken to the hospital after complaining of pain and the driver was arrested, Williams said.

Officers are investigating the possibility that the pursuit vehicle is stolen.

Arrest information for the driver is not yet available.

Zak Bushey contributed to this story.

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