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Wildomar Teen Leads Lake Elsinore Police on Chase Through Town in Stolen Car

Police say the man was arrested following a pursuit through various neighborhood streets in Lake Elsinore on Friday.

Jail booking photo of Shane Michael Lehr courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
Jail booking photo of Shane Michael Lehr courtesy of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

An 18-year-old man was arrested Friday after leading deputies on a chase in a stolen car in Lake Elsinore, the sheriff's department reported.

Shane Michael Lehr of Wildomar was arrested around 2 a.m. following a pursuit that began near the intersection of Corydon Road and Union Street, according to sheriff's Sgt. David Cardoza.

He said a patrol unit spotted a brown Mini Cooper cruising the area and ran the plate, which revealed the car had been reported stolen Thursday from a Lake Elsinore residence.

"When the officers attempted to initiate a traffic enforcement stop on the Mini Cooper, the driver failed to yield, and a vehicle pursuit was initiated," Cardoza said.

Lehr traveled a little over a mile before losing control of the car on Stoneman Street, the sergeant said.

Lehr was booked into the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta on suspicion of auto theft, burglary and felony evading, with bail set at $100,000.


–City News Service contributed to this report.

teacher March 11, 2014 at 04:26 PM
Shane will stay out of trouble since he has always been great at making smart decisions about his life, right?
John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt March 11, 2014 at 04:32 PM
Shanna you said - hopefully he will stay out of trouble. ++ I just hope he stays out of my neighborhood. You bleeding heart people can coddle him all you want, I don't want to see his face on this side of bars unless he's wearing an ankle bracelet.
Shanna Dillard March 11, 2014 at 08:17 PM
And I don't blame you I'm not saying what he did was right or justify his wrong doing cause he did do wrong and he deserves his punishment but he also his my brother and I love him and he is my family I don't always like what they do but I can pray for him and love him and hope he will choose to do better in life...I'm sorry :(
FireCracker March 19, 2014 at 12:05 PM
Today, people are well aware that their punishment will most likely not fit the crime, so there is no "fear." You can't smack your kids for doing stupid things, around every turn there is some Liberal shouting "rehabilitate," and people will take whatever they want because 9 times out of 10 our justice system will fail. When I was a kid, stealing a car wasn't an option. First of all, I didn't want to get my ass kicked by my parents, and secondly, everyone had the right to protect their home and property, and getting shot didn't sound any better than getting my ass kicked. This kid better get his act together. Trust and believe if he is going to live a life of crime, and take things that aren't his, chances are one day he will cross someone who isn't any more afraid to put a bullet in him than he is to steal their car. I hope he gets wise quickly.
Steve M April 26, 2014 at 05:39 PM
Although he didn't "break in" maybe he should read about this; http://fridley.patch.com/groups/trending-in-america/p/man-shoots-two-intruders-was-it-murder-or-selfdefense?ncid=newsltuspatc00000010

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