For Immediate Release
|Date||May 23, 2004|
|Contact||Lieutenant Chuck Griffitts|
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.