Venice Burglary Suspect Self-Surrenders to Police



A possible burglary suspect self-surrendered, police said today,  following hours of negotiations.

The incident began about 9:30 p.m. last night when the man was noticed in an apartment complex near Washington Boulevard
and Ocean Front Walk, said Lt. Joseph Sanchez of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Station.

The man ran around the Venice apartment complex, climbing
on rooftops and balconies while the police helicopter illuminated the area.

Police began talking to the man when he was on a third-floor balcony, Sanchez said.  He finally came down at about 11:30 p.m. and was taken to a facility to be given a mental health evaluation, he said.