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Pursuit Ends with Arrest of Suspected Racist Gang Member

A suspected member of a racist gang was arrested in Anaheim after a pursuit by law enforcement authorities Tuesday, Feb. 21, that began in Laguna Beach.

Darryl James Mason, 42, of Huntington Beach, was taken into custody by the California Highway Patrol, according to Laguna Beach police Lt. Jason Kravetz. He was arrested for two outstanding felony warrants as well as evading authorities, he said.

The pursuit ensued after police responded to an 8:20 p.m. disturbance call from a woman who urged police to “hurry.” The caller reported that her mother’s ex-husband had startled them when they arrived home on Stan’s Lane, but she suspected his visit involved taking his 4-year-old son.

The woman described the suspect as a member of the Public Enemy Number 1 gang and a mixed martial arts fighter, Kravetz said.

When police arrived, a grey sedan sped east on Laguna Canyon Road, he said. Police pursued based on the caller’s description of circumstances, but later learned the suspect was also wanted for outstanding warrants, Kravetz said.

Near the 73 toll road, CHP officers took over the pursuit, which ended in Anaheim, he said.

In addition to the existing warrants, Laguna police will pursue filing additional charges of making terrorist threats and battery, Kravetz said.

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