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Christian Rivera, 18, of Rainbow.
Christian Rivera, 18, of Rainbow.
Tanner Cole, 18, of Rainbow.
Tanner Cole, 18, of Rainbow.

Suspects arrested for possession of stolen property, resisting arrest in Temecula

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Issue 12, Volume 18.

TEMECULA - At around 9:20 a.m. on the morning of March 18, a Temecula Police officer contacted two male adults at the Park ‘N Ride lot located at the intersection of Temecula Parkway and Old Town Front Street.

Both individuals had just driven into the parking lot in a pick-up truck that had been reported stolen from the Fallbrook area of San Diego County.

The driver of the stolen truck, 18-year-old Tanner Cole, immediately fled from the officer, but the passenger, 18-year-old Christian Rivera, was quickly detained.

Temecula Police officers, Riverside County deputy sheriffs and Sheriff’s Aviation responded to a nearby river bottom where Cole fled.

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bloodhound officer quickly responded and deployed into the river bottom with a Temecula Police K-9 officer.

Approximately one hour after Cole had fled from the stolen car, the bloodhound located him hiding in a thicket of deadwood and brush in the river bottom. Cole initially resisted the officers, which forced them to deploy the K-9. Afterwards, he was taken into custody without further incident.

Both suspects were identified as residents of Rainbow and placed under arrest for possessing a stolen vehicle and other criminal violations. Both suspects were booked at the Southwest Detention Center.

If anybody has information regarding this incident, contact the Temecula Police Department and Riverside County Sheriff at (951) 696-3000.



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