Temecula robbery leads to vehicle pursuit

SAN JACINTO – A San Jacinto man led police on a vehicle pursuit from Temecula to an apartment complex in San Jacinto, where he bailed out and was arrested, authorities said Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Temecula police responded about 8 p.m. Sunday to a burglary in progress and saw a silver Honda Accord speeding away from the scene, said Temecula police Sgt. Robert Menchaca.

Officers tried to conduct a traffic stop and the pursuit began, weaving through Temecula and Hemet into San Jacinto, Menchaca said.

The Riverside County sheriff’s helicopter took over the pursuit in San Jacinto, he said. Shortly after that, the passenger bailed out of the vehicle and ran away. Officers on the ground could not find him.

The car’s driver stopped and he bailed out, running into an apartment complex near the 100 block of Tiger Lane, Menchaca said. He ran through the complex wearing a ski mask and was quickly apprehended by police.

“Officers located numerous stolen items from the burglary in the vehicle,” he said.

The arrested suspect was identified as Alonzo Saucedo, 23. He was booked at the Southwest Detention Center on suspicion of multiple felonies including burglary, possession of stolen property, felony evading and parole violation.

Saucedo was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail with a court appearance set for Thursday, according to sheriff’s online inmate records.

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