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SBSD - Yucaipa Police Department
Tuesday October 24th, 2017 :: 07:37 a.m. PDT


Man jumps into passenger seat of his vehicle as it was being stolen and apprehends the suspect

DATE/TIME: October 23, 2017 / 12:52 pm

INCIDENT: CVC 10851 Grand Theft Auto

LOCATION: 12000 block of Adams Street, Yucaipa

SUSPECTS: Erik Ramel Chu, 29 years of age a transient of Las Vegas, NV

VICTIM: Confidential

SUMMARY: On Monday, October 23, 2017, deputies responded to a reported grand theft auto in the 12000 block of Adams Street. Upon arrival, deputies learned a male subject had unlawfully taken a pick-up truck from the business. The registered owner of the pick-up truck observed the in-progress theft and jumped into the passenger seat of the moving vehicle to stop the suspect. The suspect jumped out of the moving vehicle and the victim was able to safely stop the truck. The suspect fled on foot and was pursued by the victim. The victim caught and detained the suspect near the 35200 block of Yucaipa Blvd. The suspect was identified as Erik Chu, a transient from the Las Vegas, Nevada area. Chu was arrested, transported and booked at West Valley Detention Center.

Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call the Yucaipa Police/Sheriff’s Station at 909-918-2305. Information can be provided anonymously by calling WeTip at 800-78-CRIME (800-782-7463) or by visiting the WeTip website at

Refer: Deputy D. Wedge / Deputy D. Herbert
DR# 141703422

Station: Yucaipa Police and Sheriff Station

Phone No. (909) 918-2305

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Yucaipa Police Department
34144 Yucaipa Blvd
Yucaipa, CA 92399

Emergency: 9-1-1

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