Wildomar police arrest man after early morning chase

Wildomar police are reporting the arrest of a man following what witnesses are referring to as a “low speed” chase in the early morning hours on Sunday, Aug. 23..

Scott Sanders, 35, of Lake Elsinore was arrested and later booked at the Southwest Detention Center after leading police through a pursuit through Wildomar and Lake Elsinore.

According to a press release issued by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, at 4:51 a.m. an officer of the city of Wildomar Police Department, attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop of a possible DUI driver.

“The vehicle failed to yield to the officer and a pursuit was initiated. The pursuit continued through the cities of Wildomar and Lake Elsinore where it ended on Northbound E. Lakeshore Drive,”Sgt. Joaquin Casanas wrote in the release.

Further investigation revealed the vehicle had been reported stolen out of the city of San Bernardino.

Sanders was charged with felony evading police officers and reckless driving, felony receiving of known stolen property, misdemeanor driving without a license, and misdemeanor DUI.

He is currently being held at the Southwest Detention Center in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Anyone with additional information regarding these events is encouraged to contact Investigator Officer M. Mosca at the Wildomar Police Department at (951) 245-3300, or after hours and weekends by calling (951) 776-1099.

One Response to "Wildomar police arrest man after early morning chase"

  1. Kenneth Mayes   August 24, 2015 at 6:02 am

    One can only smile and then try to go back to sleep after having watched Wildomar’s finest slowly traipse up an down the main drag in town siren’s a blaring at 5 o’clock on a Sunday morning. All three of them (must have borrowed a couple of units), with siren’s a blaring away in the dark and the rolling Christmas tree effect.


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