On Wednesday, October 31 at 7:30 a.m., a Burbank Police K9 Officer was driving on the 210 Freeway when he came across a traffic collision involving several vehicles near Hubbard St. in Sylmar. After the officer stopped to help, he checked the vehicles license plates and discovered one of the cars involved was wanted in connection to a homicide investigation in Northern California.
The alert for the vehicle was issued by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. Upon realizing the officer was aware of this information, the adult male driver fled on foot.
California Highway Patrol and Los Angeles Police Department were called to assist and locate the driver. Police chased the suspect and apprehended him near the intersection of Foothill Blvd. and Sayre St. Aerial footage of the chase reportedly showed the suspect being treated for an injury to his leg.
The suspect’s identity has not yet been released.
Sergeant Derek Green, Public Information Officer for the Burbank Police Department, said in a statement, “We do not have any information regarding the investigation out of Northern California. Any questions regarding the vehicle and the related investigation will need to be directed to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.”
Information regarding the homicide investigation in Northern California linked with the vehicle has also not yet been released.
When Sacramento Police Sgt. Shaun Hampton was asked about the incident he said, “At this point I cannot confirm the incident in Southern California was related to anything here in Sacramento.”
Update: The suspect has been identified as Miguel Romo, 38 of Sacramento.
Romo was arrested for the murder of a female, which occurred earlier the same morning. He is still in custody in a Los Angeles area jail where he is being held without bail, due to his charges. Romo is currently on parole from state prison and is also being held for a parole violation.