The Irwindale Police Department Saturday reported that a parolee wanted on felony evading charges was arrested Friday in Azusa.
Authorities believe Ivan Gonzalez, of El Monte, was behind the wheel of a vehicle that fled from Irwindale police in February 2019, after being stopped for a traffic violation, police said.
“A dangerous pursuit onto the southbound San Gabriel River (605) Freeway ensued, during which the suspect drove in excess of 100 miles per hour, weaved between traffic and drove over a dirt median,” according to a police statement.
“Due to the suspect's dangerous driving the officer stopped pursuing the vehicle and the suspect and the vehicle escaped.”
The vehicle was later located by the California Highway Patrol after a solo-vehicle crash on the Pomona (60) Freeway at Crossroads Parkway, police said.
The Irwindale police officer was able to identify the suspect and, after an investigation, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect in late 2020.
Members from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Probation Revocation Team located and took into custody Gonzalez, 28, on Friday in the city of Azusa, on his arrest warrant for felony evading charges. He was booked by Irwindale police detectives at the West Covina City Jail, where he was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.