Suspects Crashed Into Patrol Car
KING CITY—Monterey County Sheriff’s deputies arrested four men after they fought with deputies and struck a patrol car in an attempt to elude capture. Arrested were 33-year-old Luis Carlos Mosqueda of San Miguel, 33-year-old Alejandro Tinoco Mosqueda of King City, and 26-year-old Jose Rogelio Lopez, 22-year-old David Lopez and 22-year-old Rodney Procel Jr., all from San Jose.
Late Saturday night and into Sunday morning, six minutes after midnight, Monterey County Sheriff’s Deputies were conducting a check of a business in King City when a fight between patrons and employees broke out. The location was outside of Pozzi’s Stampede on Broadway. When deputies attempted to break up the fight several of the patrons turned on the deputies.
Two men were taken into custody immediately, however another suspect continued to fight with the deputies. He was eventually able to break away from the deputies and run into an awaiting Ford Focus. The car quickly drove away down Broadway Street.
The Ford Focus was located in the parking lot of Keefer’s Inn on Canal Street by Deputy Lilga. “When Deputy Lilga attempted to contact the occupants of the vehicle it abruptly backed up, hitting Deputy Lilga’s Patrol car causing minor damage” Monterey County Sheriff Sergeant Mark Sievers wrote. “A vehicle pursuit ensued down Highway 101 south bound reaching speeds of over 80 mph.”
Monterey County Sheriff’s Deputies were able to get the vehicle stopped two miles south of the San Ardo Exit using spike strips. After hitting the strips the driver, Procel, immediately lost control of the vehicle and it rolled down the embankment.
The three occupants – Procel, Alejandro Mosqueda, and Jose Lopez – were taken into custody without further incident. All the suspects were transported to the Monterey County Jail in Salinas and booked. There were no injuries suffered by the Monterey County Sheriff’s Deputies.
Rodney Procel was charged with assault likely to produce great bodily injury, speeding, DUI, evading a peace officer with wonton disregard for public safety, failure to obey a peace officer, and conspiracy. Alejandro Mosqueda was charged with street terrorism, disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and resisting arrest. Jose Lopez was charged with evading a peace officer, resisting arrest, conspiracy and public intoxication.
Luis Mosqueda was charged with street terrorism, disturbing the peace, and public intoxication, while David Lopez was only charged with public intoxication and a parole violation.