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.