Police helicopter.
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Officers arrested a woman on suspicion of vehicle theft Saturday after a 50-minute standoff in Loma Portal.

At 2:30 p.m. Saturday, the San Diego Police Department responded to reports that someone stole a Toyota pickup from an auto shop in the 3500 block of Rosecrans Street, said Officer Darius Jamsetjee.

A San Diego police helicopter pilot later spotted the pickup parked at a home on Meadowgrove Drive, the officer said. That’s less than a half-mile away from the shop.

Police arrived at the house, where the woman refused to exit the truck. Officers attempted to coax her out of it, and as the standoff continued about 15 officers were involved, along with a K9 unit.

At 3:35 p.m., police broke the passenger-side window and fired pepperballs into the truck, Jamsetjee said. The woman escaped out of the truck on the driver’s side and surrendered without incident.

Police did not release the suspect’s name and age.

City News Service