Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date May 11, 2001
Contact Lt. Jim Cannon
Phone (909) 351-6041
Fax (909) 351-6038



Riverside, Ca-  At 12:40 P.M., Detective Ron Whitt and Officer Matt Cash observed a green 1997 Honda sedan at the intersection of Magnolia Avenue and Tyler Street. This vehicle was identified as a stolen vehicle from Fountain Valley. These officers initiated a traffic stop near Magnolia Avenue and Hole Avenue. The occupants of the Honda did not stop and a pursuit was started. The pursuit covered portion of the La Sierra area, 91 Freeway corridor and the Magnolia Center neighborhoods of Riverside. The pursuit continued on the eastbound 91 Freeway. Near Arlington Avenue, the stolen vehicle was involved in a non-injury traffic collision with another vehicle. The stolen vehicle continued eastbound on the 91 Freeway. California Highway patrol units took over the pursuit on the 91 Freeway near Fourteenth Street. These units continued the pursuit until the stolen vehicle stopped due to damage from the collision. The pursuit ended on Anderson Street in City of Loma Linda. Two suspects were taken into custody possession of a stolen vehicle and evading a police officers. They were identified as:

GUZMAN, JOSE 18 years old, Santa Ana

ALVAREZ, JOSE 20 years old Santa Ana