Riverside Police Department Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date May 23, 2004
Contact Lieutenant Chuck Griffitts
Phone (909) 351-6050
Fax (909) 351-6051


Police Pursue Robbery Suspects

Riverside, Ca-  On Saturday May 23, 2004 at about 2:09 A.M. Riverside Police Officers responded to 11800 Magnolia after receiving a call about 5 Hispanic males armed with baseball bats and a knife having robbed the victim. At 2:22 A.M. Officers Angulo and Fast located the getaway vehicle driving from the area. After having another unit respond to assist, they tried to stop them. The vehicle fled from the officers and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit lasted approximately 10 minutes and reached speeds of 90 miles per hour ending when the driver failed to negotiate a turn and struck a light pole.

Six suspects were detained, four juveniles and two adults. Two of the juveniles were identified by the victim as being involved in the robbery and they were arrested for Robbery. One juvenile was the driver during the pursuit and was arrested for Felony Evading and Robbery. Two adults in the vehicle were identified as Steven Arevalos, 20 and Fernando Gonzalez, 19 both of Riverside and were arrested and booked for Robbery.