CA: Man arrested after citizen gives chase
September 21, 2010
Man arrested after citizen gives chase
A Los Angeles man was arrested late Saturday after a South County
resident heard shots, saw a hunting spotlight and chased a suspect's vehicle
for 45 minutes, sheriff's deputies reported.
The suspect, Ricardo Coronado De La Cruz, 54, was booked into the
Monterey County Jail on charges of carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle,
using an illegal spotlight and hunting at night.
Deputies said a resident near Metz and Spreckels roads reported hearing
three shots near his home about 11:20p.m. and a saw someone using a
spotlight near the road.
The resident began following the suspect's vehicle but couldn't call 911
for 10 minutes because of poor cellular service. The chase ultimately lasted
45 minutes at speeds up to 70mph.
The suspect reportedly almost lost control of his Ford F350 truck several
times, deputies said. King City police stopped the truck; the suspect's wife
and 13-year-old daughter were with him, deputies said.
Deputies found a rifle, handgun and crossbow in the truck, along with
ammunition, night-vision equipment, a laser range finder, binoculars,
portable radios, a spotlight, duck call, black face paint and other hunting
equipment. The man's wife and daughter were released.
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