San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
Press Release

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 19, 2017/5:58 am
Crime/Incident: Vehicle Theft, Possession of Burglary Tools, Possession of Controlled Substance
Location: 17900 Block of Lariat Drive, City of Chino Hills
Suspect(s): Jose Padilla, 24-year-old resident of Pomona
Rosendo Ponce, 30-year-old resident of Strathmore


On the morning of Tuesday, December 19, 2017, at 5:58 am, deputies from the Chino Hills Police Department were dispatched to the 17900 block of Lariat Drive for reports of suspects attempting to steal a vehicle. Two suspects were seen running from the vehicle which was left in the middle of the street and getting into a second vehicle and fled the scene. The suspect vehicle was located at the intersection of Ramona Avenue, and Edison Avenue and deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver drove away from police, turned evasively into a lumber yard, and abandoned the vehicle. After a search of the area, Jose Padilla and Rosendo Ponce were located and found to be in possession of burglary tools and illegal narcotics. Padilla and Ponce were arrested and booked into West Valley Detention Center for vehicle theft, possession of burglary tools, and possession of controlled substances.

Refer: Deputy B. Cervantes
Station: Chino Hills Police Department
Phone: (909) 364-2000
Report: 221704435

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department
Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division
655 E. Third Street
San Bernardino, California 92415-0061
Telephone: (909) 387-3700