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Suspect crashes Mercedes convertible stolen from elderly Nuevo woman, deputies say

By in Press Enterprise on December 19, 2017

By Gail Wesson

A 20-year-old Nuevo man crashed a 2017 Mercedes 300 convertible that had been taken from an elderly woman in a home-invasion robbery Monday morning, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department news release.

Deputies learned about 10:20 a.m.that someone had forcibly entered the woman’s residence in the 22000 block of Ramona Avenue in the Nuevo area south of Lake Perris. When deputies located the vehicle about 3 miles west on Nuevo Road near Evans Road, the driver refused to stop, the release said.

A short pursuit ensued and ended when suspect Israel Meza crashed the Mercedes into a cinder block wall along Evans Road. He tried to run away but was caught by pursuing deputies. The release didn’t say whether he was injured in the crash. By late Monday, he was not listed in jail logs.

Sheriff’s officials encouraged anyone with information about the case to call the Perris station at 951-210-1000.

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