Updated at 5:15 p.m.
Police used off-road motorcycles to catch three burglary suspects who bailed out of a car near Skirball Center on Tuesday and disappeared into the brush along the freeway.
The pursuit started in the 23000 of Elkwood Street in West Hills about 2 p.m., police spokesman Richard French said, adding that he had no information about the underlying burglary.
One of the suspects climbed a hill above the center, but was taken into custody without incident about 3 p.m. Authorities blocked traffic in the area and set up a perimeter to search for the two other suspects.
Near the Skirball Center Drive exit, the three bailed out of the car. Live helicopter video carried by KABC7 showed one young man leaping over a hedge and disappearing into thick brush. The first suspect caught was easy to see, thanks in part to the bright red pants he was wearing. The other two suspects were arrested within about two hours.
Early on in the chase, police recovered something thrown from the car near Erwin Street and Variel Avenue.
The names of the suspects were being withheld, pending booking.
The chase began at 1:59 p.m. in the western San Fernando Valley and continued into the Sepulveda Pass, where the suspects' vehicle wound up trapped in heavy traffic, prompting them to bail out of the vehicle and run into the trees and brush alongside Sepulveda Boulevard.
Los Angeles Police Department spokesman Christopher No said the suspects' car stopped at the Mulholland Drive exit off the 405 Freeway.
The car traveled at speeds up to 90 mph, and may have also been involved in a collision with a gray van along the way.
The Skirball Center off-ramp was shut down and southbound Sepulveda at Skirball was also closed, according to the California Highway Patrol. CHP said traffic is still jammed.