Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date February 19, 2003
Contact Sergeant David Amador
Phone (909) 351-6243
Fax (909) 351-6038


Carjacking Suspect Arrested

Riverside, Ca-  At about 1740 hours, a 24-year-old woman was sitting in her 1999 Chevy Tahoe in a parking lot near Shoe City at 3535 Tyler when she was approached by a suspect who demanded she get out of the vehicle. The suspect brandished a handgun at her and then used the weapon to smash the driverís window out. The victim fled from her vehicle and the suspect entered and drove off. Riverside Police officers responded and a description of the vehicle and suspect was put out to nearby agencies. The victim sustained minor cuts from the broken glass and was treated at the scene by paramedics.

At about 1830 hours, a California Highway Patrol officer spotted the vehicle at Hammer and 6th in the City of Norco. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle but the suspect refused to pull over. The vehicle was pursued to the area of Milligan and the 60 Freeway just outside of the City of Ontario. The suspect struck a tractor-trailer rig prior to entering the wrong way of the westbound 60 Milligan off-ramp. The suspect stopped prior to getting on the freeway. Ontario Police officers assisted the CHP in taking the suspect into custody. The suspect sustained bite injuries from an Ontario Police canine. The suspect was arrested for carjacking, felony evading and misdemeanor hit and run. He will be booked at Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside.


Shaun Allen Wachter, 23 years
His last known address was in Norco

Wachter is currently on parole from the California Department of Corrections