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Convicted Felon Steals Police Car

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014
Issue 07, Volume 18.

HEMET - A convicted felon who fled from police answering a theft call from a store stole a police car today before being arrested, police said.

Officers were called to a store in the 1100 block of South Sanderson Avenue at 10:13 am., police said.

The victim provided a description of the suspect and told the police dispatcher the man had left his identification at the scene.

Police located the man, identified as David Hayes, 28, of Hemet, who was on parole for assault with a deadly weapon, in the 2300 block of West Stetson Avenue and tried to detain him, but he fled.

A second police officer arrived, and Hayes tried to get away by jumping over fences in a residential neighborhood.

The officers lost sight of Hayes and began to coordinate Advertisement
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a perimeter with incoming police cars. As this was happening, police dispatch received a call that the suspect had been seen getting into a police car and driving east on Stetson.

The police car was tracked by GPS gong south on State Street, and west on Domenigoni Parkway.

Other police agencies were called in to help.

Finally the suspect went north on the Interstate 215 and lost control when he got off the freeway at Bradley Street. He struck a curb, which disabled the police car. He fled on foot and was taken into custody a short distance away by officers from the California Highway Patrol and the Hemet Police Department.

Hayes faces charges of theft of an emergency vehicle, burglary, resisting arrest, and committing a parole violation. He was held without bail.



Comment Profile ImageGlad
Comment #1 | Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014 at 5:56 pm
Now he can visit his brother

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