Riverside Police Department
10 Jan 2000
Riverside Ca. - At about 2348 hrs., 1/9/00, Officers of the Riverside Police
Department attempted a traffic stop on a blue Chevy Blazer for running a stop
sign in the Arlanza area of Riverside. The driver failed to yield to the
officers and a pursuit was initiated. The pursuit circled the residential
streets in the area of Norte Vista High School where a handgun was thrown from
the vehicle. A passenger from the vehicle, Tony Perez, was let out in front of
Norte Vista H.S. and was arrested after a brief foot chase. The vehicle
continued evading officers making its way onto the 91 Freeway at Tyler.
Riverside Police Officers pursued the vehicle on the 91 Fwy through Corona where
the California Highway Patrol was requested to assume the pursuit. The CHP
assumed control of the pursuit in Yorba Linda at the 91Fwy e/o Imperial Hwy.
Riverside Police Officers returned to the city. The pursuit proceeded down the
91 Fwy to the 55 Fwy. The driver exited the freeway and immediately returned to
the freeway proceeding n/b 55 toward the 91 again. As the pursuit progressed e/b
91 toward Riverside, the initial Riverside Police Officers, who left the pursuit
when the CHP assumed it, were standing by as the pursuit passed them on the 91
Fwy w/o the Magnolia exit. The pursuit exited the freeway at Pierce Street where
Riverside Police Officers again assumed control of the pursuit. The driver made
his way back to the Arlanza area where he again circled residential streets in
the area of Bryant Park. The pursuit terminated when the driver jumped from the
vehicle while it was still rolling. The driver, a HM juvenile, 16, was arrested
after a brief foot pursuit. The second passenger, Angel Ortiz, was arrested
while still in the vehicle.
At the termination of the pursuit the owner of the blazer was contacted and
it was learned the vehicle was stolen this evening from the area of Diana and
Banbury in Riverside.
The pursuit lasted 1 hour and 30 minutes, traveled a distance of about 60
miles in 2 counties and reached speeds of 90 mph on residential streets.