Marcus Magalei, 24, a homeless Anaheim man, was identified as the driver who fled from a stolen vehicle Monday morning after crashing into a home, on West Broadway, west of Euclid Street, following a police pursuit, according to the O.C. Register.
Magalei stole a Jeep Wrangler at around 6:55 a.m., in Anaheim, before heading to Garden Grove where he was tracked by Sky Link, an anti-theft system, to a parking spot near Orangewood Avenue and Dale Street in Garden Grove, according to the Anaheim police.
Magalei then drove back into Anaheim, where officers began following him in the vehicle at around 7:25 a.m. on West Ball Road near Gilbert Street.
A helicopter then joined in and a pursuit began as Magalie headed northbound on West Broadway before the police lost the SUV in the fog this morning.
Magalei ended up crashing into a home at around 7:35 a.m., before taking off on foot and jumping over fences to avoid being arrested.
Magalei was found about an hour later near West Embassy Avenue and South Primrose Street and a Taser was used to subdue him.
Magalei was arrested on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle. It turns out that he has previously pleaded guilty to multiple crimes in Orange County since 2014, including numerous drug charges, felony first-degree burglary and violating a restraining order, according to court records.
City of Anaheim building inspectors were called to the scene of the house damaged by Magalei to assess the damage.