Three arrested Monday following stolen car pursuit in Rancho Cucamonga
A man and two women were arrested Monday after they led authorities on a pursuit through parts of Rancho Cucamonga in a stolen car, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s department said.
All three are residents of Las Vegas.
Leonardo Daniel Torres, 29, the driver, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle and evading a peace officer. He was booked at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga, according to jail records. Bail is $100,000.
Passengers Leeonna Mae Marquez, 25, and and Raquel Acob, 36, were arrested on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle. Jail records showed Marquez was booked at the West Valley Detention Center, while Acob was released. Bail for Marquez is set at $50,000.
The incident occurred when deputies attempted a traffic stop at 4:30 p.m. near Victoria Gardens at the intersection of Church Street and Victoria Gardens Lane, a sheriff’s news release said.
Torres failed to yield and a pursuit occurred, the release said. The chase covered several residential and city streets and reached speeds over 70 mph.
Torres drove through red lights, stop signs and drove recklessly, the release said. Deputies were able to use a PIT maneuver near Foothill Boulevard and Milliken Avenue and disabled the vehicle.
The suspects fled from the vehicle, but were quickly caught and arrested, the release said.
Authorities believe the three are linked to recent thefts in Rancho Cucamonga, the release said.
The sheriff’s department is asking anyone with information on this incident to call 909-477-2800. Those wishing to remain anonymous are to call the We-Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME or can leave info at www.wetip.com.