SoCal: Burglary in Claremont Leads to a Chase, Hit & Run, Carjacking and Arrest for 2


On October 15, 2018, about 11:00 AM, officers from the Moreno Valley Police Department assisted the Los Angeles Interagency Metropolitan Police Apprehension Crime Task Force (LA IMPACT) in locating suspects from the recent burglary which occurred in the city of Claremont.

The suspect vehicle was described as a white BMW and possibly traveling in the city of Moreno Valley. A short time later, officers from the Moreno Valley Police Department located the suspect vehicle traveling in the area of Heritage Drive and Sheffield Drive. Upon officers making contact with the occupants inside the suspect vehicle, the driver of the vehicle fled the location.

While on the CA-60 freeway, the suspect vehicle collided into other vehicles disabling the BMW. The two occupants inside the vehicle fled on foot, and unsuccessfully attempted to take three occupied vehicles on the freeway.

The suspects jumped into the back of an occupied truck and forced the driver to take the next exit. Moreno Valley Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team (SET) contacted and apprehended the suspects on Martin Luther King Blvd., near the freeway, and without further incident. As a result of the traffic collision, two adults were transported to area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The suspects identified as: 24-year-old, Joshua Jerry of Los Angeles and 21-year-old, Solomon Stith, of Compton were arrested for Burglary, Hit-and-Run, and Carjacking.

Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to contact Master Investigator IV Albarran with the Moreno Valley Police Department’s Robbery and Burglary Suppression Team (RBST) at (951) 486-6700.

Press Release Provided By the Riverside County Sheriffs Department

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