newsroom 2008 archives december 2008
 
NEWS ARCHIVES
 
HOME
 
CRIME MAPPING
 
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
 
E-POLICING
 
JOIN THE TEAM
 
LAPD BLOG
 
LAPD EQUIPMENT
 
LAPD SPORTS
 
LAPD TV
 
NEWSROOM
 
OUR COMMUNITIES
 
POLICE COMMISSION
 
REPORT A CRIME
 
SOLVE A CRIME
 
SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL POLICING
 
SUPPORT LAPD
 
TRAFFIC
 
INSIDE THE LAPD

 
 
 
GET INFORMED
 
Alarm School
 
Contact Us
 
Crime Mapping and COMPSTAT
 
Crime Prevention
 
Domestic Violence
 
FAQs
 
For Your Family
 
Gang Injunctions
 
I Want to Know
 
LAPD General Fund Contracts
 
LAPD Adult Missing Persons Unit
 
Most Wanted
 
Read the Beat Magazine
 
Social Media
 
Sworn and Civilian Report
 
Trademark
 
Year in Review
 
Youth Programs

 

Disclaimer:
The LAPDonline.org® website has made reasonable efforts to provide an accurate translation. However, no automated or computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace human or traditional translation methods. The official text is the English version of the LAPDonline.org® website. If any questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information presented by the translated version of the website, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.

 

News Release
Friday, December 12, 2008
Media Relations
   
   
Injuries Occurred While Officers Tackle Fleeing Suspect

Los Angeles: Officers had to tackle a fleeing car thief after a lengthy pursuit.

On December 9, 2008, at around 4:20 p.m., Pacific Area patrol officers Michael Flemmings, and Luqman Watkins, both with 2 years 6 months with the Department were in the area of Culver Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue, monitoring, a California Highway Patrol officers’ vehicular pursuit of a stolen white Ford pick-up truck.   The officers eventually joined the pursuit as the primary unit.  

The vehicle, driven by 42-year old suspect Patrick Adams, was pursued for approximately 2 hours, in and out of the City limits and at times involved outside agency police units.  The pursuit ended at 5:35 p.m., when Adams crashed with several unoccupied parked vehicles in the 11800 Virginia Avenue, in the City of Lynwood.   Adams ran from the stolen truck on foot as Officers Flemmings and Luqman chase after him.  Adams was tackled and taken to the ground by both officers.  The force used by the officers resulted in Adams being transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Upon examination Adams was hospitalized for injuries possibly received during the use of force.

Adams was arrested for Grand Theft Auto.  

Force Investigation Division investigators are conducting the investigation.

     
 Follow @LAPDHQ  LAPD on Facebook
 Follow @lapolicefdtn
 
contact us  /  terms & conditions  /  los angeles police foundation
 
+ Powered By Radar Blue | © 2014 City of Los Angeles
 
Los Angeles Police Foundation Los Angeles Police Foundation