Police converged on Howard Avenue in Los Alamitos Wednesday afternoon during a brief search for a man who threw an object at a passing car and then attempted to outrun police.
In the end, police cited a 25-year-old Los Alamitos man for throwing an object at a moving vehicle and obstructing or delaying a police officer in the course of his duties, said Los Alamitos Police Department Sgt. Sean Connolly.
According to Connolly, a driver reported the incident at 1:14 p.m. on the 4500 block of Howard Avenue. The suspect had allegedly thrown something at the car, damaging its bumper. When police arrived, the suspect ran into a nearby backyard and through the backdoor into the house, said Connolly.
“At that point, officers didn’t know whose house he ran into,” said Connolly.
Officers from the Seal Beach and Cypress police departments provided backup, and during the search the subject jumped out a window and ran down Howard Avenue. Officers found him hiding in the backyard of an apartment complex.