Stolen Car Suspect Flees Police, Passenger Arrested

The driver of a reportedly stolen car fled the area of Prospect Street and West Coast Highway early Wednesday after being pulled over by police.

Police searched early Wednesday for the driver of a reportedly stolen vehicle who fled during a vehicle stop, but the suspect was not found, police said.

The incident took place about midnight when Huntington Beach police made a vehicle stop of a reportedly stolen vehicle at Prospect Street and West Coast Highway and the driver fled the scene on foot. Kathy Lowe, spokeswoman for the Newport Beach Police Department, said officers from Newport Beach were called in to assist in the search for the suspect.

"The passenger in the vehicle was detained at the location, however the driver fled on foot," Lowe said.

Sgt. Mike Spencer of the Huntington Beach Police Department said police officers from both departments canvassed the area, however the suspect was not located.

No other information was available.


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