Car crash in Wildomar results in arrests for car theft, drug possession


WILDOMAR – Two people were taken into custody after sheriff’s deputies witnessed the car they were in — which turned out to be stolen — crash into a parked vehicle in a Wildomar neighborhood on Thursday.

Sheriff’s deputies were on Honeydew Lane, which is in a neighborhood west of the intersection of Mission Trail and Corydon Road, when they saw a vehicle “driving erratically and collide into a parked vehicle,” according to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Glenn Warrington.

The deputies discovered the car, a 1994 Volvo, had been reported stolen out of Wildomar.

The driver 19-year-old Miranda Sepulveda of Wildomar, was arrested for vehicle theft, while her passenger, 27-year-old Edgar Ortega, also of Wildomar, was arrested for methamphetamine possession and violation of his probation.

Both suspects were taken to the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center in French Valley.

Warrington did not say whether either of the two were injured.

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