Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Police Pursuit Ends In Crash
Jonathan Mosqueda, 22, was arrested Monday night after he crashed his Ford Taurus at Signal and Summer streets. According to Police Chief Bruce Norris, a pursuit began when Deputy Gunnar Dyke spotted and attempted to stop Mosqueda near the Garden Terrace Restaurant following an alleged domestic incident. The suspect vehicle then sped eastbound toward Gridley Road, and eventually headed westbound on Grand Avenue. Norris said Dyke backed off the chase at Grand Avenue and Drown Street as Mosqueda blew stop signs and reached a speed Dyke estimated was too excessive to make the turn where Grand Avenue becomes Signal Street. Mosqeda reportedly then fled the scene of the crash and was tackled by Dyke a short distance away. He was arrested for evading a police officer, resisting arrest, and on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was transported to the Ojai Valley Community Hospital with an ankle injury and scrapes and cuts on his scalp.