15 Freeway Chase Ends In 2 Arrests

The chase ended without incident at Magnolia Avenue at approximately 6:38 a.m.


ORIGINAL POST: An early morning chase on the northbound 15 Freeway Tuesday resulted in two arrests, a California Highway Patrol officer has confirmed.

The pursuit of two male suspects in a Honda Civic began at approximately 6:20 a.m. and was initiated by deputies from the Menifee Police Department, according to Officer Gonzalez of the California Highway Patrol.

The two males were wanted in connection with reports of a stolen vehicle, Gonzalez said.

According to a witness, deputies driving marked Lake Elsinore Police Department patrol cars were also involved in the chase.

The chase ended without incident at Magnolia Avenue at approximately 6:38 a.m., Gonzalez said.

There were no injuries reported and both suspects were taken into custody.

Ken Lewis February 27, 2013 at 07:03 PM
My estimation is it's not that they don't realize you need your vehicle to go to work and earn a living as we all should do. It's that they really don't care about you, your family, and your needs. My friend go to court when these two are being sentenced and assert your delema verbally to the judge and hopefully this will increase their stay at the gray bar hotel.
Daniel February 27, 2013 at 07:27 PM
That's my intention, Ken. Its really a shame that people do these kinds of things. The unfortunate part is that they are probably in and out of the court system on a regular basis. So, not only did my car turn up missing, but now our tax money goes to feeding them and taking care of them in jail and/or prison. That's life. Secondly, that same tax money won't do anything for me or my car. Time to put in more overtime at a job that I have no transpiration to get to.
Dennis Michael Hainey February 28, 2013 at 01:13 AM
Maybe they should make freeway chases the new Olympic event.
Don Lambert February 28, 2013 at 12:41 PM
I think normally when police find a stolen car parked, they have a tow company come and pick it up and take it to an impound lot. Then you have to pay for the tow plus a flat rate per day until you retrieve it. (now probably over $200 even if retrieved the same day) I had to get a note from my local police verifying I was the person that reported it stolen*, then go to the police station in the town where the car was impounded. They gave me a paper form to show the persons at the impound lot so would let me taske the car out. At first my car looked OK, but then I saw they had broken open the ignition key switch driven away and swaped all 4 wheels with good tires with several sizes of old wheels with old tires on. Actually they stole the car just to get some better tires. The impound lot man showed me how to turn on the broken ignition switch. I drove out of the lot so the man could lock it. Then I thought of checking the wheel lug nuts. Good thing, they were all just finger tight. * Now I remember why I had to go to my local police first. I had given a newer car to my daughter in another state, and driven her older car back to CA to sell for her. So the car still had out of state plates and was registered to my daughter, not me. However I had from the beginning a signed note from her that I had her permission to drive it, and sell it, and report it stolen if stolen. They had no problem with that and gave me a note to the other police dept.
Kristina February 28, 2013 at 04:32 PM
I saw the chase from Indian Truck Trail to Magnolia. The vehicle didn't look too damaged, but you may have to do some repairs to the front passanger wheel. The loser guys were driving the car with the tire blown out and just driving on the rim. Sorry for what you will be dealing with.


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