Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date July 01, 2001
Contact Lt. Meredyth Meredith



Riverside, CA At approximately 1020 hours a Riverside Police Officer attempted to pull over a purple 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier for speed northbound on Tyler Street at Arlington Avenue.  The suspect vehicle sped away, continuing northbound Tyler.  As the driver attempted to negotiate a turn from northbound Tyler Street to eastbound Mandalay, he struck a white Mitsubishi which was stopped at a stop sign.  The suspect vehicle came to a stop and the driver and passenger were taken into custody.  The driver of the Mitsubishi was not injured; his vehicle received damage to the front left quarter panel.

The driver and passenger of the suspect vehicle were arrested for the listed charges:

Driver:  Figueroa III, Juan Ramon, Hispanic male 22 years - Riverside resident
Charges:  Parolee at Large; felon in possession of a weapon (handgun), failure to yield

Passenger:  Hispanic male, 17 years - Riverside resident
Charges:  Juvenile felony warrant

The driver of the Mitsubishi was able to drive his vehicle from the scene.