Wanted parolee captured after brief pursuit

LA MESA (CNS) – A wanted parolee backed a stolen car into a police
cruiser in La Mesa Wednesday, triggering a pursuit that ended with the suspect
being caught in foot chase, authorities said.

Henry Zimmeth of Lakeside was booked on suspicion of assault with a
deadly weapon on a police officer, resisting an officer with force and
possession of a stolen vehicle, La Mesa police Lt. Matt Nicholass said.

About 3:45 a.m., an officer tried to make a traffic stop on Lake Murray
Boulevard. Before the officer could get out of his car, the suspect backed into
the officer's cruise, then sped away, Nicholass said.

The officer chase ended at a dead-end in the 9400 block of Lake Murray
Boulevard, according to Nicholass.

Zimmeth, 49, bailed out and ran but was caught, Nicholass said.

Investigators learned Zimmeth was a “parolee-at-large” and driving a
missing vehicle from El Cajon that had yet to be reported stolen.

No one was hurt. The officer's cruiser sustained moderate front-end
damage, Nicholass said.

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