3 Vehicle Thefts, and 3 Arrests, for Riverside PD

3 Vehicle Thefts, and 3 Arrests, for Riverside PD

Pedro Cervantes

RIVERSIDE — On Sunday, RPD officers responded to three separate calls of stolen vehicles, and all three ended in the arrests of would-be car thieves.

First, at 1:30 am, near Sharon and Tomlinson Avenues, police located a stolen Ford-F150 with a suspect trying to take off its license plate.  His female companion was already sitting in the truck.  23-year-old Pedro Cervantes was on probation for vehicle theft and was arrested for grand theft auto.


Next, at 5:30 am, on the 4800 block of Grand Avenue, an officer responded to a call of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was spotted and a chase ensued.  The offending driver crashed the vehicle and, after a brief foot pursuit, was detained.  25-year-old Edmond Mercadel was also arrested for grand theft auto.


Finally, at 1:30 pm, officers responded to yet another call of a stolen vehicle, near California and Arlington Avenues.  Another pursuit began, and ended, as the suspect later ditched the Nissan Versa and tried his (bad) luck on foot.  19-year-old Jose Salgado was arrested for grand theft auto, in a 3-for-3 day of successful arrests for the RPD.







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