Wanted, armed, parolee in a stolen car arrested after Riverside pursuit

RIVERSIDE – A wanted parolee armed with a loaded handgun and driving a stolen car was arrested Wednesday, August 24 after leading Riverside Police officers on a dangerous, high-speed pursuit before crashing into several cars and a building. The pursuit began in the area of 3rd and Main Streets in downtown Riverside.

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Dominique Harris was arrested and charged with 14 felonies after a Riverside pursuit.

At the end of the pursuit officers first detained and then arrested Dominique Isiah Harris, 28, of Irvine. He was later booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center on a variety of 14 felony charges.

The incident began about 5:30 p.m. when a patrol officer attempted to stop Harris for talking on a cellphone while driving. Harris refused to yield, ran a red light and accelerated away from the officer, fleeing northbound on Main Street.

The officer initiated a vehicle pursuit, chasing Harris until “he turned into a collision repair business parking lot, struck two unoccupied parked cars and drove into an open garage bay striking a wall,” according to a Riverside Police official.

Once additional officers arrived they conducted a high-risk, felony-stop and safely took Harris into custody without further incident.

The officers searched Harris and his vehicle and recovered a loaded handgun and narcotics in his possession.

Officers conducted a record check on the the car Harris had been driving and learned it had been reported stolen out of Ontario. A record check on Harris revealed he was wanted as a parolee at large.

Because of his traffic collision, paramedics evaluated Harris at the scene and he was then taken to a local hospital for medical clearance prior to booking.

A jail record search revealed Harris was booked into jail on suspicion of auto theft, possession of stolen property, felony evading, being a felon in possession of a firearm, being a felon in possession of ammunition, possession of narcotics for sale, being a felon in possession of a firearm and narcotics, two counts of bringing a controlled substance into a jail, and, five prior state prison felony enhancements and parole violations.

Harris is being held without bail and was scheduled to be seen at the Riverside Hall of Justice Aug. 26.

 

Contact the writer: trevor.rcns@gmail.com

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Trevor Montgomery spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg in an off-duty accident.

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations, including the Robert Presley Detention Center, the Southwest Station in Temecula, the Hemet Station, and the Lake Elsinore Station, along with many other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, Personnel and Background Investigations and he finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator.

Trevor has been married for more than 26 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and has 13 children and 10 (soon to be 12) grandchildren.

 

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