• Riverside police car stolen; spike strip ends the ride

    11 days ago - By B├ęsame

    A 33-year-old woman who Riverside police say was under the influence stole a patrol car on Wednesday, June 22, and wasn't stopped until a spike strip flattened two tires on the 15 Freeway in Lake Elsinore.
    Even then, she tried to run, but she was quickly handcuffed, said Officer Javier Cabrera, a police spokesman.
    The car was taken as officers checked on the welfare of someone in the area of La Sierra Avenue and Montlake Drive at about 6 p.m. As officers investigated, someone alerted them that a woman had jumped into the car and driven off.
    Officers usually lock their cars and take the...
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