UPS Driver Spots Brother’s Stolen Car
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — A UPS driver was lucky enough to see his brother’s stolen car as he was on his route.
Sgt. Mary DeGeare of the Bakersfield Police Department said that at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday, a UPS driver saw his brother’s car that was reported stolen being driven in the area of Casa Loma Drive and South Union Avenue and called police.
The UPS driver followed the car until a Bakersfield police officer arrived and trailed the vehicle waiting for back up, DeGeare said.
DeGeare said that when the three people inside the car saw the officer, the driver accelerated and continued south on South Union Avenue, east on White Lane and then south on Gordon Street.
The driver failed to negotiate a turn and lost control of the car and it overturned in the front yard of a home at 4601 Gordon Street, DeGeare said.
The men attempted to run but officers located all three a short distance away, DeGeare said.
Samuel Michael Villa, 18; Robert Christopher Flores, 21, and a 17-year-old male were arrested.
The juvenile was taken to a local hospital because he ingested prescription drugs he did not want to get caught with, DeGeare said.