Man Crashes Car Into Crush Fitness in La Mirada

 

Tuesday March 19, 2019

On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at approximately 1:43 A.M., Norwalk Station deputies responded to a “Hit and Run” at the 12800 block of Valley View Avenue in La Mirada.

When deputies arrived, they found a compact vehicle had crashed through the front glass of a local fitness club.

Witnesses at the scene described hearing the revving of an engine and seeing a male adult suspect exit from the crashed vehicle. When the suspect began to run from the scene, witnesses gave chase and followed the suspect to where he was seen enter the passenger side of an awaiting vehicle.

The getaway driver then traversed several streets in attempts of losing the witnesses who were in another vehicle giving chase. In doing so, the getaway driver collided at Alicante Road and Manzanares Road, La Mirada, when he struck a curb. The getaway driver then fled the scene of the single vehicle collision.

The passenger suspect was detained at the scene by arriving Norwalk Station deputies and was subsequently arrested. The suspect, 32 year-old Sergio Reyes, a resident of Whittier, was arrested for attempted murder.

A check of the compact vehicle (2008 four-door Honda Accord) that had crashed through the fitness club was a confirmed stolen vehicle reported out of Whittier just a few days prior. With that additional information, the suspect was also charged with taking/driving a vehicle without owner’s consent. The getaway vehicle, a 2019 four-door Toyota Corolla, was registered to the arrested suspect.

Suspect Reyes was transported and booked at Norwalk Sheriff’s Station and is being held in lieu of one million dollars bail.

A search of the area was conducted and the getaway driver was not located.

No injuries were reported.

It appears that Suspect Reyes was a disgruntled former member of the fitness club.

Surveillance footage capturing the incident is being recovered and will not be released.

The booking photo will not be released.

The investigation is ongoing and there is no additional information available at this time.

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