Daily Press Staff Writer
On Wednesday afternoon, Artesia Police Department officers were engaged in a “game of cat and mouse” that ended in the arrest of Londie T. Tarango, 19, of Artesia, on charges of reckless driving, two counts of resisting, evading or obstructing an officer, and speeding.
While parked at the intersection of 13th Street and Gilchrist Avenue, an APD officer witnessed a maroon Dodge Charger heading north on 13th Street. According to the incident report, the officer’s radar registered the vehicle as driving 76 miles per hour in a 15-mile-per-hour school zone. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.
The officer immediately pulled onto 13th Street and activated his emergency lights and siren, but the vehicle didn’t stop. After driving further north on 13th Street, the officer then advised dispatch the Charger went off-road and possibly crashed near a trailer park “due to a large amount of dirt and observing the vehicle go off-road.”
After entering the trailer park, the vehicle was located in one of the park’s car ports. While talking with a man who claimed to be in the passenger’s seat during the chase, officers at the scene then allegedly saw Tarango running away. He was advised to stop, but he continued.