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Brawley PD arrests suspect car thief

(Brawley Police chase down stolen vehicle)…The call came in at 7:35 Friday morning.

It was reported a vehicle was being stolen from a residence in the 500 block of K Street. Officers responded, searching for a 90’s Model Honda sedan. The vehicle was finally located driving in the area of Highway 111 and Malan Street. Officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the driver, the sole occupant, failed to stop. The pursuit was on, continuing westbound and came to an end when the stolen vehicle collided with a utility pole at the corner of Cesar Chavez and H Street. The suspect, later identified as 31-year-old Laura Valenzuela, a Brawley transient, was taken into custody after attempting to flee on foot. The California Highway Patrol and the Brawley Fire Department were also on scene during the incident to assist.