Burbank Police arrested 25-year-old Orlando Mitchell of Burbank on felony grand theft auto charges Tuesday afternoon, March 18, in North Hollywood.
At 3:30 p.m. that day, an officer on uniformed patrol in the area of Alameda Avenue and Hollywood Way received an alert from his vehicle’s Automated License Plate Reader System, said Ofc. Joshua Kendrick of the Burbank Police Department. The alert was triggered on a white Chevrolet four-door on the road in front of the officer.
“The officer conducted a DMV check of the plate with BPD Dispatch which revealed the vehicle was a listed stolen vehicle out of Los Angeles,” commented Kendrick.
The officer followed the vehicle onto the 134 freeway, exiting at Lankershim Boulevard. While the officer following the suspected stolen vehicle did not use lights and siren, clarified Kendrick, the backup officers did respond Code 3, with lights and siren, in order to arrive on scene quickly.
After the suspect’s vehicle stopped near Lankershim Blvd. and Morrison St., the officer detained the driver and only occupant of the vehicle until additional police units arrived, at which point Mitchell was taken into custody.
Mitchell was booked at the Burbank Jail with a bail of $25,000 and the vehicle was impounded. Mitchell has since bonded out of jail and is next due in court on April 9.