Police pursuit suspect injures two LAPD officers

first_imgThe man also drove the wrong way down the the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway at one point during the case, struck a vehicle and continued driving. No one was hurt in the collision. While on side streets, the suspect stopped the van and threw it into reverse at least eight times, striking two police cruisers, police said. One of the cruisers was totaled as a result. The van partially ended up on the squad car’s roof. Two officers were taken to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries, police said. Both were released by 5:30 a.m. One of them suffered a broken arm. One officer was injured when the airbag deployed. The van eventually came to a stop in a cul-de-sac. The man ran away but was tackled by officers a few minutes later and taken into custody on suspicion of felony evading and attempted murder of police officers, police said. VAN NUYS – A man crashed a van into a North Hills strip club today, then led police on a chase — injuring two LAPD officers by intentionally backing into their squad cars – before he was arrested, authorities said. The suspect was identified as Jimmy Giron, 26, of Panorama City. He was being held at the Los Angeles County Jail on attempted murder charges on an officer and assault with a deadly weapon on an officer and pedestrians. Police say he was the man behind the wheel of a van that slammed into the structure housing the Valley Ball Cabaret at 8532 Sepulveda Blvd. at 12:39 a.m., then unsuccessfully tried to run over pedestrians and patrons of the strip club. When officers arrived, the suspect fled the scene, police said. He ran red lights and at times drove the wrong way down side streets, according to the California Highway Patrol. Police said the incident stemmed from an argument the suspect had with his ex-girlfriend. For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Cerny: Three points mean more than personal landmark

first_img“So making my 100th appearance means a lot personally but in the grand scheme of things it doesn’t really mean anything. “It is a big game for the club and we have to do our best to win it. “The most important thing at the moment is to prepare for every game and do the same as we did last week, it was a much better performance last Saturday and finally we got the three points. “We need to build on that and try to get as many points as we can before the end of the season. Partick Thistle keeper Tomas Cerny insists the quest for three points against St Johnstone “100 per cent” overshadows his 100th appearance for the Jags. The 33-year-old goalkeeper signed for the Maryhill club from Hibernian in 2015 and is set to become a Thistle centenarian in Perth. However, despite beating his former club Hamilton 2-1 last week with their first victory in 11 games, the Maryhill side are just one point ahead of bottom side Ross County with four post-split fixtures remaining and survival is all that concerns Cerny. The former Czech Republic Under-21 player said: “It means a lot. It seemed far away when I first signed here, three years ago. “We have won games before but if we don’t win the next one or don’t perform well then it doesn’t mean anything. “So we have to make sure we are ready for Saturday. “Things don’t happen on their own, we have to make them happen.” Cerny was promoted to the Ladbrokes Premiership with Hamilton in 2008 and then relegated three years later and it is an experience he does not want to repeat with Thistle, who managed a top-six finish last season.He said: “It is such a long time ago but it is definitely something you don’t want to experience again or even think about that much. “It is important to just focus on the next game. “It is part of football but it something that you don’t want to experience personally. “Arguably the quality in the dressing room is the same, potentially even better. “We just haven’t been able to put performances together as a team.”last_img read more