Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date April 8, 2003
Contact Sergeant Randy Eggleston
Phone (909) 351-6246
Fax (909) 351-6051


Assault With A Deadly Weapon On Police Officer

Riverside, Ca-  At approximately 0310 hours on 4-8-03, a Riverside Police Officer stopped a Nissan Sentra on Schuyler Street west of La Sierra. The vehicle was previously reported stolen from Riverside. When the vehicle came to a stop, the driver jumped out of the vehicle and ran from the scene. As the officer began to run after the suspect, he noticed that the passenger in the suspect vehicle got out of the car and entered the driverís side of the vehicle. The officer terminated the foot chase and ran back toward the suspect vehicle.

The suspect looked at the officer and backed up directly toward him. The officer jumped out of the way to avoid being stuck by the suspect. The suspect vehicle struck the front push bumper of the patrol unit. The suspect then fled the area in the suspect vehicle. The officer initiated a pursuit, which led him to the 91 freeway and Green River Drive. At that point the CHP took over the pursuit due to a loss of radio transmission. The pursuit terminated in Long Beach at Terminal Island at approximately 0400 hours. The suspect was transported back to Riverside where he was booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for Felony Evading and Assault with a Deadly Weapon.