05/09/2007

Pepper spray, beanbag rounds ends police pursuit in Calif.

Woman suspected of writing bad check chased through several cities, stopped with spike strip.

Orange County Register

CYPRESS, Calif. — A woman suspected of forging a check led authorities on a pursuit Sunday night before being pepper sprayed and arrested in Cypress, a police sergeant said.

Police say that Janis Marie Kenna, 48, of Downey tried to make a purchase with a forged check at OfficeMax, 5895 Katella Ave., in Cypress, just before 6 p.m., said Sgt. Jeff Travis of the Los Alamitos Police Department.

An employee at the store reported her to a Los Alamitos police officer and described Kenna's vehicle as a dark-colored Ford Taurus, Travis said.

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