Suspected Hemet Burglar Crashes Into Sheriff's Deputy, Tries to Run

The man-- also a parolee at large-- is accused of burglarizing a home in Valle Vista, the sheriff's department said.

A man who police say crashed into a Hemet sheriff's deputy while trying to flee the scene of a crime in a stolen car was locked up without bail in the Banning jail Monday.

James Anton Condon, 35, was arrested Sunday and booked into the Larry D. Smith Correctional facility on several felony charges of burglary, car theft, and violating state parole, according to jail records.

Sheriff's Sergeant John Morin says Condon was spotted Sunday leaving the scene of a reported burglary in Valle Vista, off Florida Ave. and the Ramona Expressway, and a deputy tried to pull him over.  

That's when Condon somehow crashed into the deputy's cruiser-- and tried to run away on foot, Morin said. 

"After a brief struggle, [he] was detained and taken into custody," Morin said.  "During a search of the vehicle, deputies located several items of stolen property associated with the break-in and burglary of the victim's garage."

During this whole ordeal, two passengers were in Condon's car, who were also arrested.

Jerry Maroney, 32, and Stacey Rice, 49, were also booked on felony burglary charges at the Banning jail, where their bail was set at $25,000, according to jail records.


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