Farmersville Police chase down, arrest car thieves

Car thieves crash into two other cars, closed business while trying to escape Farmersville police

FARMERSVILLE – Farmersville is a relatively quiet town, so when car thieves give chase and crash into a few cars along the way it turns more than a few heads.

According to the Farmersville Police Department, last week on April 7 at about 7:24 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 100 block of north Steven Street regarding a suspicious vehicle driving around the neighborhood. When officers arrived, they located the vehicle parked. As they approached the vehicle the driver sped away at a high rate of speed. A vehicle pursuit ensued south on Farmersville Boulevard.

The fleeing vehicle had previously been reported stolen out of Merced County. The suspect vehicle failed to stop for a posted stop sign at Ash and Farmersville Boulevard where it collided with another motor vehicle. The suspect vehicle continued for a short distance further where it collided into a closed business.

As the vehicle came to rest the driver and lone occupant exited the vehicle and fled on food. He was caught a short distance away where he resisted arrest. After a short struggle he was handcuffed and placed into a patrol vehicle. Both drivers were transported to Kaweah Delta Medical Center for the treatment of apparent minor injuries. One was transported by ambulance the other by patrol vehicle.

The driver of the stolen vehicle, later identified as 23-year-old Isaiah Enriquez, was arrested on charges of felony hit and run, possession of a stolen vehicle, driving on a suspended license, failing to yield for an emergency vehicle and resisting arrest.

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