Murrieta: Spike Strip Stops Trio after Police Pursuit from Murrieta to Hemet on July 5th

On July 5th at 3:40 am, Police attempted to make a stop on a suspicious car near Lemon Street and Jefferson Avenue. As the officers were beginning to investigate the suspicious activity, the car took off.

The pursuit took Police through Murrieta, Wildomar and Menifee. The three suspects then headed down Bundy Canyon towards Hemet. The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department deployed a spike strip at SR-79 and Highway 74. The suspect vehicle continued until the flat tires caused it to crash at Devonshire Street and Sanderson Avenue in Hemet.

All three suspects were taken into custody without incident. The driver was identified as Jorge Garcia of National City. He had two outstanding felony warrants while being on PRCS.

His passengers were identified as Carlos Lopez of Perris and Stephanie Seeley of Hemet. A records check revealed that Lopez was found to be on formal probation for weapons related charges’ Seely was on probation for grand theft.

Inside the now totally disabled car, the officers located mail that had been stolen in Murrieta.

Press Release Provided Murrieta Police Department