WINNETKA (CBS) — A narcotics suspect, who apparently ran into a drainage tunnel of the Los Angeles River to flee police, has been taken into custody.

Officers started pursuing the suspect and a female companion around 3 p.m. Friday near Corbin Avenue in Winnetka.

Firefighters helped police navigate the maze of tunnels until they found the suspect around 9 p.m., according to officials.

Ann Sterling, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, said the female was also in custody.

No other information was immediately available.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

Comments (5)
  1. Vic says:

    Why is this reported as winnetka? 19700 lassen is Chatsworth, and across Corbin you are in Northridge.

  2. resident says:

    the police need to do a better job at protecting our neighborhood so that it we can maintain its character, peace and charm. do you jobs 50: PROTECT AND SERVE. keep the miscreants and vagrants out of northridge!

    – northridge resident calling for better protection and servicing of community needs

  3. Rose Okjian says:


  4. Todd says:

    Where is a good rainstorm when you need one?

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