Arrest Made in Montebello Armed Carjacking

By City News Service

A carjacking in Montebello, in which a shotgun was pointed at the victim, led Wednesday to a vehicle pursuit in Rosemead and the arrest of a Temple City man.

Officers responded about 5:55 a.m. to a report of a carjacking that had just occurred in a residential neighborhood on Germain Drive, according to Montebello police Detective Craig Adams.

The suspect, later identified as 30-year-old Erik Alvarez, allegedly pointed a shotgun at a motorist and forcibly removed him from his white Ford Edge, Adams said.

Alvarez was tracked to an address in Rosemead, where he was found inside the Ford, Adams said.

“Officers attempted to conduct a high-risk stop, however the suspect failed to yield and a pursuit ensued,” he said.

The suspect drove through Rosemead and onto the westbound San Bernardino (10) Freeway, where he was involved in a non-injury collision, before stopping on Walnut Grove Avenue, according to the detective.

“Evidence connecting the suspect to the carjacking was located at the suspect’s residence,” Adams said.

Alvarez, who was arrested about 10:20 a.m., was booked on suspicion of carjacking, possession of stolen property and felony evading, Adams said.

He was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail, with an initial court date scheduled for Thursday in downtown Los Angeles, according to sheriff’s inmate records.


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