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2 arrested in Long Beach after police chase ends with crash

Damage at the scene on Park Avenue in

Damage at the scene on Park Avenue in Long Beach early Sunday morning. Credit: Jim Staubitser

Two people were arrested early Sunday morning in Long Beach after a brief police pursuit of their minivan ended when it crashed.

A Long Beach police officer attempted to stop the minivan for a traffic law infraction about 3:15 a.m., but the vehicle failed to pull over, said Long Beach Police Sgt. Rocco Walsh. After a brief pursuit, the minivan crashed at the intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and Park Avenue, Walsh said.

A photo from the scene shows a decorative anchor, which had been on display on the Park Avenue median, lying in a traffic lane near the damaged minivan.

The two occupants of the vehicle — a man and woman — were not injured in the crash, Walsh said. They were taken into custody shortly after the crash “in the vicinity,” Walsh said. No officers were injured.

The defendants’ names and charges they are facing weren’t available Sunday.

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