Motorcyclist leads deputies on chase through San Gabriel Valley; suspect stops for gas mid-pursuit

Police were in pursuit of a motorcyclist wanted for speed and having no tags in the San Gabriel Valley on Monday afternoon, officials said. 

Get your top stories delivered daily! Sign up for FOX 11’s Fast 5 newsletter. And, get breaking news alerts in the FOX 11 News app. Download for iOS or Android.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the suspect was wanted for traveling at high speeds and for not having tags on his vehicle. 

The pursuit was first reported around 11:30 a.m. in Baldwin Park and then moved east to the West Covina area. 

The chase was mostly on surface streets in the West Covina area, before the suspect jumped on the 10, 605 and 210 freeways. 

In a bizarre turn of events, the motorcyclist stopped for gas mid-pursuit. 

By 12:30 p.m., the pursuit moved westbound once the suspect merged on the 210 Freeway. Moments later, the suspect entered a parking garage near The Paseo mall in Pasadena

The man hid in the garage before being found and arrested, said Lisa Derderian of the city of Pasadena.

After the man was taken into custody, authorities summoned a bomb squad to the scene to make sure the parking garage was safe due to a concerning note that the motorcyclist left on the bike, Derderian said.

The immediate area around the parking garage was under evacuation orders, and it was unclear when evacuations might be lifted.

Details of the note left on the bike were not disclosed.

CNS contributed