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Man Arrested for Leading Beaumont Police on Chase in Stolen Car

Two people in a stolen car led Beaumont police on a chase this week, and one of those people is now in custody.

A San Diego man was jailed in Banning Friday, suspected of fleeing from police in a stolen car in Beaumont.

It all started on New Year's Day, when Beaumont police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of Three Rings Ranch, according to Beaumont Police Spokeswoman Darci Mulvihill.

That vehicle-- a Honda civic reported stolen out of San Diego-- was spotted on Interstate 10 a short time later by police.

"An officer attempted to pull over the vehicle, but it failed to stop and exited the freeway at Cherry Valley Blvd," Mulvihill said.  "Officers lost sight of the vehicle and later located it unoccupied in the 1600 block of Panther Way."

CHP and sheriff's crews were called out to help in the search of the suspects, but were unsuccessful, Mulvihill said.  However, early the next morning, police had better luck.

32-year-old Oscar Torres, of San Ysidro, was taken into custody on Wednesday when a Beaumont police officer stopped to question him while doing a "pedestrian check" in the area of East 10th Street and Edgar Avenue.  During that check, he allegedly was in possession of drugs, and was arrested, according to Mulvihill.

Once in custody, the man apparently confessed to his part in the chase.

"Torres admitted to being the passenger in the stolen Honda civic," Mulvihill said in a press release Friday.

The driver of the vehicle still has not been located.

Jail records indicate Torres was being held at the Banning jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Rich January 08, 2013 at 07:44 AM
Weed is legal for those in need CC. I think you might qualify for a medical use card to calm you down and stop seeining the world the way you do. Try doing something that helps others rather than spewing your vile spit all over comment sections of a news posting
Rich January 08, 2013 at 07:47 AM
PS: CC I read some of your comments several months ago and the content was actually pretty good. You use to make some good points and have an idea or two of what should be done. What happened? Such a shame. A true waste of a mind/life
LLODOWN January 08, 2013 at 09:59 PM
John chapter 8 vrs. 7 ( Concern Citizen )
Local Businessman January 21, 2013 at 09:37 PM
To the two, CONCERNED CITIZENS... It's great that you apparently both have some concern for our community. It would be a great thing if there were many more genuinely "concerned" citizens around. Actions speak louder than words however, so I'd like to place a challange to the both of you (and to any other person here who claims to have some concern for our community). Let's see some action. Volunteer in the community to help raise money or serve meals at Carol's Kitchen or the Table of Plenty. Spend some time at H.E.L.P. Inc. assisting with their many needs helping in their Food Bank or even in their Thrift Store. When you see a piece of paper or other debris on the sidewalk, don't wait for someone else to pick it up to properly dispose of it. Show your true "concern" by bending over and picking it up yourself. There are MANY ways that we can all show our concern as citizens of The Pass, so let's stop all of the words, and show some action. God bless you all...
kimmie flanagan March 18, 2013 at 10:00 PM
im with you on that rich///////

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