Suspect in Custody After Chase Through Menifee Neighborhood
Police today captured a man hiding in the garage of a house in Menifee after a search of the neighb...
Police today captured a man hiding in the garage of a house in Menifee after a search of the neighborhood that lasted three hours and included more than 15 police units and two K-9 units.
According to Douglas, the man will be charged with three felonies: Burglary, auto theft and felony evading.
Residents cheered police and the K-9 unit as officers left the area with the suspect in the back of a police cruiser. Nearby Callie Kirkpatrick Elementary School, which was placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure, was re-opened about 10:30, said Betti Cadmus, spokesperson for the Menifee Union School District.
Students were never in danger, Cadmus said.
That suspect indicated there was another suspect driving in the area in a white Ford F-150 truck. Officers spotted that vehicle nearby on Domenigoni Parkway and a chase began west toward Menifee.
"An officer in the area spotted the truck," Douglas said. "The guy panicked and took off. We began a pursuit at that time."