Chino Hills PD Arrest Two For Vehicle Theft Last Week

Deputies arrest Jose Padillo of Pomona and Rosendo Ponce of Strathmore for vehicle theft.

Date/Time Occurred: Tuesday, December 19, 2017/5:58 am

Crime or Incident: Vehicle Theft, Possession of Burglary Tools, Possession of Controlled Substance

Location: 17900 Block of Lariat Drive, City of Chino Hills

Suspect(s): Jose Padilla, 24-year-old resident of Pomona

Rosendo Ponce, 30-year-old resident of Strathmore


On the morning of Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at 5:58 am, deputies from the Chino Hills Police Department were dispatched to the 17900 block of Lariat Drive for reports of suspects attempting to steal a vehicle. Two suspects were seen running from the vehicle which was left in the middle of the street and getting into a second vehicle and fled the scene. The suspect vehicle was located at the intersection of Ramona Avenue, and Edison Avenue and deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver drove away from police, turned evasively into a lumber yard, and abandoned the vehicle. After a search of the area, Jose Padilla and Rosendo Ponce were located and found to be in possession of burglary tools and illegal narcotics. Padilla and Ponce were arrested and booked into West Valley Detention Center for vehicle theft, possession of burglary tools, and possession of controlled substances.

Refer: Deputy B. Cervantes

Station: Chino Hills Police Department

Phone: (909) 364-2000

Report: 221704435


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