An attempted traffic stop in Palm Desert Friday led to a short pursuit and a successful search for three suspects who got out and ran, authorities said.
Hermino Mata-Abrego, 31, Nancy Gaspar, 28 and Catalina Sprenger, 36, all of Cathedral City, were arrested following the chase, which began about 2:15 p.m. on Monterey Avenue, near Magnesia Falls Drive, according to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. David Wright.
A sheriff’s deputy from the Palm Desert station tried to stop a gray Toyota pickup truck but the driver would not yield and turned east on Magnesia Falls, the sergeant said.
The truck went into a mobile home park on Magnesia and Portola Drive, where everyone got out and ran, Wright wrote in a news release.
The women were caught in the park and the man was collared in a nearby neighborhood.
Deputies determined that the truck had been stolen in Palm Springs.
Mata-Abrego was arrested on suspicion of possession of a stolen vehicle, committing a felony while out on bail, and possession of burglary tools.
Gaspar was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance, violation of probation, parole violation, and an outstanding felony kidnapping warrant.
Sprenger was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance, the sergeant said.
She had been arrested Sept. 15 for alleged DUI, forgery, receiving stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.
There was no information on booking charges or court dates for Friday's arrests.