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 05, 2013 at 07:36 AM
Spewing hate and stupid remarks on this board will not make any of that stop or go away. Go volunteer your time to the boys and girls club or some other organization to lead our youth on to the right path. Screaming your foul words here is a waste of your efforts and all of our time.
LLODOWN January 05, 2013 at 03:02 PM
Sarah Valdivia January 05, 2013 at 04:19 PM
Three rings ranch area is aka crack or meth lab houses! This is what growth in bmt has done ... Just saying...
concerned citizen January 05, 2013 at 04:36 PM
Rich and LLODOWN--you are nothing but clowns. People just laugh at you.
Patrick Gordon January 05, 2013 at 06:53 PM
I was at the light on Beaumont Ave waiting for the Left turn west when the light changed I started out and they came through at 100 MPH. I had two others in my truck that if I had started to turn a second sooner we would have been killed. I am.very glad they caught this guy. They had no concern for the life of others. I hope they do throw the book at them and I hope they learn from this...
Patrick Gordon January 05, 2013 at 06:59 PM
The Highway Patrol and the Sherriffs and Local Police were so far behind at this point I started out again and ended up slowing them down. I felt responsible for them loosing the car.. I am so glad they caught one of them,and I pray they get the driver as well .. soon he is very dangerous.
pam topper January 05, 2013 at 08:10 PM
Rich don't wast your time she wants the attention if we all stop replying to her she might go a way and we all know who I'm talking about!
Hopeful January 05, 2013 at 08:20 PM
Please don't encourage that coo coo to go around children
concerned citizen January 05, 2013 at 08:55 PM
Patrick Gordon, so glad that you are ok. These idiots on here act like the these criminals were a 3 year old riding his 3 wheeler on a sidewalk. My family and friends travel on Cherry Valley Blvd all of the time. Anyone who defends creeps like these two are no better than them.
concerned citizen January 05, 2013 at 09:00 PM
You are so stupid. You don't even know who I am. Since you and the other two idiots think that what these creeps did is ok, maybe the next time something like this happens, maybe you will be in the right place at the right time to witness this and watch your pathetic life flash in front of you. Why don't you and the other idiots invite every criminal to live with you since you love them so much. You people are what is wrong with the world, why there is so much crime.
Craig January 05, 2013 at 09:38 PM
Concerned citizen I agree with you! We need tougher laws to scare people from doing stupid things! My friends just got rear ended on the 10 fwy on Wednesday by a driver on drugs. They rolled over and are lucky to be alive! Perhaps if they tourchered people who commit crimes there would be less of them!
pam topper January 05, 2013 at 09:50 PM
You sure you coward I don't know you ! And maybe next time it will Happen to someone in your family, and someone as ignorent as you swill talk about them like you do.your name calling says alot about you, get a job loser.if your so concered why don't u use youur really name.sorry everyone for lowering my self to her leavel. I kmow this is not the place....for this .so call me some more names like a child dose or make fun my someing.if you really need attenion that badly.oh and only stupid people call names by the way.
concerned citizen January 05, 2013 at 09:57 PM
Go back to school and learn how to spell. Man, are you dumb! So, you want something to happen to someone in my family--well that really says a lot about you. Sorry, people in my family aren't criminals like your family and friends.
concerned citizen January 05, 2013 at 10:00 PM
Craig, thank God your friends weren't killed. I hope they weren't hurt.
pam topper January 05, 2013 at 10:11 PM
You know me ....lol and my friends ?did I call you names or wish death on anyone?.lol oh wait coward... but just a fact I do know you please stop doing this on here,.its just so wrong go on line to a fight room and think you for your ass once again!
pam topper January 05, 2013 at 10:24 PM
Opps that's thank your for showing you ass again.
concerned citizen January 05, 2013 at 11:01 PM
I am not a coward, but you are right. Because if used my real name, low lifes like you would try to hurt my family. And then after my dogs kill you, for you trying to hurt me, I will have to bring my dogs to the vet to make sure that they didn't get any diseases from you.
pam topper January 05, 2013 at 11:12 PM
So you know me? Please stop do your know how stupid you make your self sound? More name calling,and yes you are a coward and need a lot of attention.but I'm done giving it to you it take two,to fight and I'm sooooo much better than that.and I apologize for disrespecting that web page.
Rich January 06, 2013 at 04:02 AM
Craig, If CC would shut up long enough to actually read what I first wrote, neither he/she or you would be fling off the handle about defending the scum that the article is about. At NO TIME did I even comment on their actions. I actually read, you will see my ire is toward CC's trash talk and the offer of no solutions other than they crash and burn.
LLODOWN January 08, 2013 at 03:48 AM
Prayers go out to "CC" PPLE don't know how ignorant you are until you open UR mouth with such hateful words. God bless you.
concerned citizen January 08, 2013 at 04:14 AM
You could not be any more ignorant if you tried. Low Life criminal
Rich January 08, 2013 at 05:15 AM
Pam Topper, Thank you. I see how CC is so desperatly in need of attention. May he/she/it find peace some how.
Rich January 08, 2013 at 05:19 AM
LLODOWN, May I suggest you say "God save you" vs "bless you"?
concerned citizen January 08, 2013 at 06:21 AM
How lucky am I?! I have my own fan club--the 3 stooges!
Rich January 08, 2013 at 07:38 AM
Hahahahahahahahaha Get yourself into a wellness group quickly. We have more than enough unbalanced people in the Inland Empire and California as a whole.
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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