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Trio Suspected in Auto Theft Flee from Lake Elsinore Deputies

A sheriff's K9 and helicopter eventually helped authorities get all men into custody.

The driver of a car reported stolen hours earlier in Los Angeles County led deputies on a brief chase in Lake Elsinore Monday night before eventually being caught by a sheriff's K9 unit, police report.

According to sheriff's Sgt. Nathan Kaas, it all started when a deputy tried to pull a stolen vehicle over around 10:30 p.m. in the area of Corydon Road and Grand Avenue.

The car— which had been reported stolen earlier that night from Glendora— took off instead, according to Kaas.

"The pursuit ended at the intersection of Palomar Road and Skylark Drive, Lake Elsinore," Kaas said in a press release.  "The three occupants ran from the vehicle."

Two of the men were caught "moments after" running, Kaas said.  However, the third man, the driver, briefly got away.

"The driver of the stolen vehicle, Angel Rubalcava, a 23-year-old resident of Wildomar, was apprehended a short time later with assistance from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Aviation Unit and Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s K-9 Unit," he reported.

Rogelio Arvizuo-Aguilar, 18, of Riverside, Angel Rubalcava, 23, of Wildomar, and Julio Rubalcava, 21, of Riverside, were arrested and booked at the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta on suspicion of auto theft, evading and other allegations.

Bail information was not immediately available.


— City News Service contributed to this report.


VVV June 11, 2014 at 12:49 AM
Oh, I'm sure these clowns started much earlier than this, Diana.
No Thank You Ma'am June 11, 2014 at 09:06 AM
Carl's right. They've been breaking the law since they were old enough to walk.
trueconservative June 11, 2014 at 01:40 PM
It would be interesting to know where the one from Wildomar lives. Anyone out there know a 23 year old Angel Rubalcava?
SA June 11, 2014 at 04:35 PM
Should have let them cross back over the Mexican border where they belong… Or better yet, just shoot them. Crap they have no regard for life so why regard them.

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