10/25/18 California – CHP Flat Tire Call Finds Man With Meth – Arrested And Put In Handcuffs – Steals CHP Patrol Car – Ditched It – Found 12 Hours Later After Massive Search
October 25, 2018
An Olivehurst man allegedly broke free of handcuffs, stole a patrol car and commandeered a golf cart in his flight from law enforcement Thursday.
Oroville California High Patrol officers stopped around 1:20 a.m. to assist a group of people who had pulled over due to a flat tire on northbound Highway 70 near Palermo Road. Officers learned one of the vehicle’s occupants, Antonio Uriostegui, 40, of Olivehurst, had an $11,000 outstanding warrant for a misdemeanor, according to a CHP press release
Officers arrested Uriostegui and searched the vehicle, where they found 0.7 grams of what they believed to be meth. As they looked for more evidence and checked on the two women with Uriostegui, he escaped his handcuffs and drove off in the CHP patrol car, the release states.
After about 3 miles, Uriostegui pulled over and began fleeing on foot. Oroville CHP contacted multiple agencies and the search for Uriostegui began.
More than 12 hours after officers had first come into contact with Uriostegui, the Oroville and Yuba-Sutter CHP received a call about a suspicious person walking in a field with handcuffs. CHP officers with air support, Yuba County sheriff’s deputies, and a Yuba City police dog and handler descended on Uriostegui’s location.
As law enforcement closed in, Uriostegui stole a golf cart from a nearby farming operation and drove through an orchard before authorities were finally able to apprehend him, the release states.
- 08/15/19 St. John’s County, FL – Wanted Felon In Accident – Combative – Steals Off Duty Lt. Unmarked – High Speed Chase – Pit Maneuver – Multiple Police Vehicles Crashed
- 08/15/19 Durham, CAN – 40 Year Old Man Chase In A Van – Foot Chase – Pushes Officer Into A Ditch And Tries To Steal His Marked Patrol Car – Captured
- 08/14/19 Milford, DE – 3 Juveniles Arrested After Stealing 5 Dodge Charger Police Cars – 2 Durangos And A Dodge Ram – State Police Pursuit Of Police Charger That Crashed Into A Tree – All 3 Arrested
- 08/13/19 Montebello, CA – Patrol Car Stolen From Police Station Found 1 Month Later – Totaled Over Embankment – Stolen Weapons – Police Equipment – 3 Arrested Had Weapons And Equipment
- 08/12/19 Coral Gables, FL – Police Cruiser Stolen From Officer’s Home – Rear Window Smashed – Abandoned
- 08/9/19 Charleston, WV – Man Harassing People In Emergency Room – Handcuffed And Placed Into Police Cruiser – Jumps Into Driver’s Seat And Tries To Steal It – Fights With Officers – Officers Saved The Vehicle
- 08/6/19 Montgomery County, OH – Passed Out Man In Pick Up Call – Man Steals Deputy’s Marked Patrol Car – 100 MPH Chase – Crashed Into Vehicles – Spike Strips – Captured
- 08/5/19 California – Marked CHP SUV Stolen After Foot Chase – Excess Of 100 MPH Chase – 3 County Pursuit – Four Car Crash – Hijacked Civilian Vehicles – Captured
- 08/2/19 Kent, WA – Woman Steals Kent Marked Tahoe – Half Hour Chase – Multiple Accidents – Many Patrol Cars Damaged
- 08/1/19 Santa Rosa, CA – Man Tried To Stab A Rosa Plaza Security Officer – Before Jumping Into A Sonoma County Sheriff’s Marked Unit – Deputy Shoots Suspect 3 Times Trying To Steal It