Stolen vehicle pursuit ends in fiery wreck in Perris, suspect arrested

FDirefighter battle a vehicle fire after a vehicle pursuit ended in a fiery wreck. William Hayes / Epicenter News

Firefighters battle a vehicle fire after a vehicle pursuit ended in a fiery wreck. William Hayes / Epicenter News

RIVERSIDE/PERRIS – Officers and deputies pursued a stolen vehicle, Friday, May 27. Riverside PD’s Aviation Unit “Air-1” assisted in the pursuit, that eventually ended in a fiery wreck on Ramona Expressway, in Perris.

Riverside Police emergency communications dispatchers were notified by Galleria at Tyler security officers regarding a stolen vehicle they located at the mall, at about 6:48 p.m.

Security officers monitored the vehicle as it left the parking lot and drove onto Magnolia Avenue. The security officers did not follow the vehicle off the mall property; however they provided a direction of travel to dispatchers and responding officers.

Riverside Police officers converged on the the area and quickly located the vehicle being driven westbound on Magnolia Avenue from Tyler Street.

Fire personnel quickly controlled the blaze. William Hayes / Epicenter News

Fire personnel quickly controlled the blaze. William Hayes / Epicenter News

Officers attempted to conduct a vehicle stop on the stolen vehicle; however the driver failed to yield and officers initiated a pursuit.

The pursuit made its way southbound on La Sierra to Cajalco Expressway where it continued westbound towards Perris at a high-rate of speed, according to William Hayes of Epicenter News, who monitored the pursuit.

During the dangerous, high-speed pursuit, the driver of the vehicle drove without regard for the safety of citizens or pursuing officers. Officers reportedly observed the driver of the stolen car passing vehicles on the wrong side of the road and running numerous red lights and posted stop signs.

When the chase became too dangerous to continue pursuing, Riverside Police conducted a breakaway procedure and stopped pursuing the vehicle, while the Riverside PD’s Aviation Unit, “Air 1” continued tracking the fleeing vehicle from high above.

Deputies and officers search for evidence related to the vehicle pursuit. William Hayes / Epicenter News

Deputies and officers search for evidence related to the vehicle pursuit. William Hayes / Epicenter News

As Air-1 aviation personnel continued relaying information regarding the fleeing vehicle, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Perris Station took over the pursuit.

As the pursuit continued into the Perris area, deputies chased the stolen car, until the driver of the Honda lost control of his car on Ramona Expressway, jumped a center median and crashed in a drainage ditch east of Ramona Expressway near Bradly Road in the City of Perris.

When the vehicle crashed into the drainage ditch, it burst into flames. The driver and passenger attempted to flee from the destroyed car; however both were quickly apprehended and taken into custody.

The driver of the stolen car had complaint of pain following the fiery wreck. He was transported to a local area hospital. William Hayes / Epicenter News

The driver of the stolen car had complaints of pain following the fiery wreck. He was transported to a local area hospital. William Hayes / Epicenter News

Both the male driver and female passenger were detained for further investigation.

The alleged suspect and his female passenger have not yet been identified.

As of this report, it was unknown if the driver or passenger were arrested.

 

 

 

 

 

This is a developing story. Updates will be added as they become available.

 

The alleged suspect was transported to a local hospital after the fiery wreck. William Hayes / Epicenter News

The alleged suspect was transported to a local hospital after the fiery wreck. William Hayes / Epicenter News

Firefighters work to control the vehicle fire, after a lengthy pursuit. William Hayes / Epicenter News

Deputies survey the scene after a lengthy pursuit ended in a fiery wreck on Ramona Expressway. William Hayes / Epicenter News

The alleged driver of the stolen Honda was transported to a hospital after the fiery wreck. William Hayes / Epicenter News

The alleged driver of the stolen Honda was transported to a hospital after the fiery wreck. William Hayes / Epicenter News

A female passenger was detained following the dangerous pursuit. William Hayes / Epicenter News

A female passenger was detained following the dangerous pursuit. William Hayes / Epicenter News

A male sunject was arrested and taken to a local area hospital after the high-speed pursuit. William Hayes / Epicenter News

A male subject was arrested and taken to a local area hospital after the high-speed pursuit. William Hayes / Epicenter News

Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

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2 comments

  • Here we go again.
    These two obviously had no concern for anyone else on the road, so let them suffer through any pain they received from their stupid and senseless act in prison.
    They do not deserve to be taken care of at the hospital. THey made their bed, let them lie in it.

  • Mary Strovink-Daukas

    Nice job by everyone, especially in using good judgment with the breakaway procedure. Clear and concise reporting Trevor, as always:)) Nice photos William.

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