SANTA ANA — Johnny Anchondo (33) of Moreno Valley, who is currently on parole, reportedly led multiple law enforcement agencies on a car chase through multiple counties, according to reports.
On November 9, 2022, at around 6:46 p.m., Fullerton police attempted to pull over Anchondo for suspected vehicle violations.
Anchondo reportedly drove to a condo complex and left his vehicle there, then fled on foot. He then allegedly stole a parked white van. During his next escape attempt, police attempted to cut Anchondo off with their cars. This led to Anchondo reversing the van multiple times into the patrol car.
Anchondo then led police on a high speed chase, with speeds nearly reaching 100 mph. He ultimately abandoned the van in Whittier and allegedly stole a truck from a homeowner while threatening them with scissors.
The owners of the truck attempted to stop Anchondo by closing a metal gate, but Anchondo managed to escape.
The chase proceeded for another 40 minutes throughout Los Angeles County, where Anchondo recklessly hit multiple other civilian’s cars along, as well as almost colliding with a Los Angeles Sheriff who was attempting to block him into a cul-de-sac.
Anchondo then hit two more cars before being rammed multiple times by patrol vehicles in an attempt to neutralize his vehicle.
Anchondo again reversed his vehicle, ramming patrol cars and almost hitting two officers. At some point an officer-involved shooting took place, but Anchondo was uninjured.
Anchondo was arrested and charged with one felony count of carjacking, one felony count of first-degree burglary, eight felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon not a firearm on a peace officer, one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm, and two felony counts of theft with a prior felony conviction of taking of a vehicle.
He was also charged with one felony count of evading a peace officer/reckless driving, one felony count of resisting an executive officer, three felony counts of vandalism with damage of $400 or more, three misdemeanor counts of hit and run with property damage, one misdemeanor counts of evading a peace officer and driving against traffic, one misdemeanor count of brandishing a weapon, one misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance, and one misdemeanor count of possession of controlled substance paraphernalia.