In pursuit of an alleged car thief, police engaged in a short chase which ended in a car accident and injuries for the suspect. During the police chase, the alleged car thief slammed into a wall while attempting to evade the police car.

The police chase was initiated around 1am, when a police officer attempted to stop the reportedly stolen car. When the driver refused to stop, the police officer initiated the chase. The police chase proceeded through Downey residential streets into an area near Cecelia Street and Clancey Avenue, where the alleged car thief slammed into a block wall after losing control of the vehicle .

The man, whose name has not been released, sustained injuries during the crash and was treated by paramedics before being taken into custody. California Highway Patrol officials reported that he was treated for minor head injuries.

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