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Kidnapping Suspect Who Led Police Chase Through Orange County in Hummer Caught in Cerritos

Reports from Cerritos residents are saying that the driver of the Hummer who led police on a chase yesterday through Orange County and escaped has been apprehended in Cerritos.

Reports are saying they apprehended him in Cerritos around 6 p.m.

According to residents, the Sheriff’s are preparing for a news conference at Cerritos City Hall.

HMG-CN will update when available.

  • Hummer says:

    Man who escaped police after long freeway chase captured

    March 1, 2016

    Thomas Ueno, a male, Hispanic, 35 year of age, 5Õ07ƒ”, 175 lbs., brown hair (shaved head) and brown eyes. Ueno has multiple tattoos that are visible on his neck and arms. He was last seen wearing a dark colored hooded sweatshirt, dark blue pants and a red baseball cap. The suspect should be considered armed and dangerous as he has been known to be in possession of firearms. If you see the suspect immediately dial 9-1-1. Huntington Park Police Department

    The man who led police on a lengthy pursuit along Orange County freeways before escaping on foot into a Newport Beach park was taken into custody Tuesday night, Huntington Park police said.

    Thomas Ueno, 35, had been on the run since Monday night after a multi-county chase with police that ended when he ran out of a Hummer and into a park. The pursuit was captured live on local TV.

    “I am very happy to report that our suspect is in custody,” Lt. Al Martinez of the Huntington Park Police Department said in a statement just before 7:30 p.m.

    Ueno was arrested without incident at about 7 p.m. when he was walking on a street in Cerritos, said Lt. Richard Hernandez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

    He was found by Los Angeles sheriff’s detectives in the 17400 block of Marquardt Avenue. He was set to be turned over to Huntington Park police on Tuesday night, Hernandez said.

  • Welcome to Bell says:

    Welcome to the hood.

    For years people around here have been saying Cerritos is the new Bell. Most Cerrios residents don’t care and let their city council globetrot and spend like drunken sailors.

    In the past week: murder, officer involved shooting of suspect, and now this guy seems to have links in the city.

    Cerritos seems to be attracting the less law abiding citizens.

    I guess when the council has priorities other than what is best for the community and the community doesn’t want to get involved this is what happens.

    You can’t blame Hilliary or Trump for this. Not even Bush or Obama. This is a local problem.

  • George Ray friend says:

    The captured victim in the high speed chase was from Huntington Park, and was captured near the Cerritos post office, as was dropped off from a bus stop, at the county line between Orange County/ Los Angeles. He was in the route to see his mother, neighbor to city councilperson George ray. Cerritos seems to get all the publicity in regards to crime: Mexican air disaster, baptismal party disaster, Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi movie , and now this . the Asian mattress community of Cerritos is nothing more than a bedroom community, but with a big attitude & host to Asian Biases.

  • Huntington Park lover says:

    Mom Turns in Kidnapping Suspect……

    A kidnapping suspect who led police on a cross-county chase and hours-long standoff before fleeing in Newport Beach has been caught.

    NEWPORT BEACH, CA A kidnapping and domestic violence suspect who eluded authorities following a chase through Orange and Los Angeles counties was arrested tonight in Cerritos.

    Thomas Ueno was arrested without incident about 7 p.m. by the sheriff’s department and Huntington Park Police Department in the 17800 block of Kensington Avenue, according to sheriff’s Deputy Sara Rodriguez.

    The suspect was arrested about a block from his mother’s house, according to a videographer who waited four hours for the arrest. The mother called the sheriff’s department saying he was coming to her house in Cerritos by public bus, the videographer said.

    The search for Ueno continued for most of the day. The chase ended Monday night in Newport Beach with an hours-long standoff and a dash to safety by the man’s estranged wife and children.

    Newport Beach police, assisted by California Highway Patrol officers, were searching for Ueno, who abandoned his SUV near Dover Drive and 16th Street in Newport Beach and ran off, according to Newport Beach police.

    Ueno originally was wanted in connection with a domestic violence case, but once he refused to pull over for law enforcement authorities, he became a kidnapping suspect, said CHP Officer Denise Quesada.

    The chase began at 4:47 p.m. Monday in Buena Park when that city’s police department was contacted by its counterpart in Huntington Park, which feared a domestic violence situation had developed.

    Police said they were concerned the driver was armed.

    Authorities chased the man’s Hummer on streets and freeways. On surface streets, the driver was reckless, once driving the wrong way. On freeways, he drove carefully, according to media reports.

    Much of the chase north from Los Angeles County was on the Santa Ana (5) Freeway. The suspect stopped at Pacific Coast Highway and Jamboree Road in Newport Beach after being followed over a number of Orange County freeways.

    The suspect resumed driving, finally stopping at Dover and 16th Street in Newport Beach, near Newport Harbor High School. Dover was closed in both directions by Newport Beach police.

    The driver stopped there and a standoff began. Around 10 p.m. Monday, the woman and children ran from the vehicle to police. News footage showed the suspect exiting the Hummer and fleeing on foot.

    City New Service; Photo courtesy of the Huntington Park Police