Man picks up a dozen charges after Elsinore pursuit

LAKE ELSINORE — A man who led authorities on a pursuit in a stolen pickup truck was later arrested after his stolen vehicle became disabled in a ditch, early Tuesday evening, Feb. 26. The man was later booked into jail on a dozen charges, including nine felonies and three misdemeanors.


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As part of an ongoing criminal theft investigation, deputies assigned to Lake Elsinore Police Department were searching for a man who was wanted in connection with a string of recent thefts, Riverside Sheriff’s Sgt. Jeff Reese said after Tuesday’s apprehension.

Deputies spotted the alleged theft suspect, later identified as 31-year-old, Jacob Casey, in the area of Third St. and Cambern Ave. shortly before 6 p.m. Deputies attempted to detain Casey, but he fled in a red Chevrolet Silverado, which was later determined to be stolen. Deputies initiated a vehicle pursuit, but despite their lights and sirens, the fleeing man refused to yield.

Jacob Casey was arrested Tuesday evening after leading deputies on a dangerous vehicle pursuit.

During the pursuit, Cambern drove without regard for the safety of pursuing deputies or other citizens and led officials on a chase that eventually ended about two miles from where it began, when the stolen truck became stuck in a ditch in the area of Riverside Dr. and Strickland Ave.

“Officers followed Casey through the streets of Lake Elsinore, until the Silverado he was driving got stuck in a ditch and became inoperable,” explained Reese.

After his arrest, Casey was booked into Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta on a variety of charges; including, kidnapping, false imprisonment, recklessly evading officers, resisting or obstructing officers, three counts of possession of a stolen vehicle, petty theft with priors, vehicle theft,possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, and prior prison enhancements.

Officials did not specify which of Casey’s charges were related to the pursuit, and which charges were related to warrants or other criminal cases, but jail records indicate he remains in custody in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Anyone with information regarding this arrest or Casey’s alleged criminal activity is urged to call Deputy Burch at (951) 245-3300 or Riverside County Sheriff’s dispatch at (951) 776-1099. Callers can refer to incident file number L190570108 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

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Trevor Montgomery, 47, moved last year to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle, and Anza Valley Outlook; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 15 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.