Written by AARON CASTREJON
COVINA - A suspect was taken into custody Wednesday night after he carjacked a driver August 4, police said.
Duarte man Anthony Michael Zamora, 43 is accused of carjacking and attempting to carjack other drivers. He allegedly first attempted to carjack a driver and West Covina at grand Avenue and Fairway Lane. Covina Police called at 10:16 p.m. August 4 to a carjacking in progress at Grand Avenue and Puente Street, according to the Covina Police Department.
“Zamora was acting erratically and said to be jumping on The hoods of passing vehicles And attempting to enter vehicles or carjack motorists,” the Covina Police Department said in a written statement.
The suspect, identified as Zamora, jumped on the hood of a victim’s vehicle. The victim backed up and accidentally crashed into the vehicle behind them, causing the victim’s airbags to deploy, according to Sgt. Sutherland of the Covina Police Department.
Zamora allegedly took off in the vehicle after the victim fled. The vehicle was crashed soon after into a tree at Puente Street and Glendora Avenue.
Zamora was hospitalized for injuries sustained in the crash, Sutherland told SGV CityWatch.
Eyewitnesses reported the attempted carjacking at West Covina. That victim fled the scene and it has yet to be identified, Covina Police said.
Investigators believe the other multiple attempted carjackings occurred in West Covina and Covina Between Fairway Lane and Puente Street.
Zamora is a Hispanic man and stands 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 250 pounds. He is bald and has visible tattoos on his head chest and lower legs. He was wearing a white T-shirt and dark gray shorts, the Covina Police Department.
If you or someone you know is a victim of an attempted carjacking between 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. August 4 in the Covina area, you are urged to call Covina Police Detective O. Preciado at 626-384-5622 and reference case 21-21609.
Information can be provided anonymously by calling LA regional Crime Stoppers at 1- 800-222-TIPS (8477), through the P3Tips mobile app, or lacrimestoppers.org.
Written by AARON CASTREJON
COVINA - A man on probation for vehicle theft was caught with stolen property — some of which he attempted to sell to undercover detectives, Covina Police said.
Josue Oliva, a Pomona man, is accused of attempting to sell items through OfferUp — items taken in a recent theft case, according to the Covina Police Department.
Covina detectives met with Oliva in West Covina around 4 p.m. February 11 in the 500 block of East Workman Avenue in West Covina to complete the transaction.
After arresting Oliva, detectives learned that he was not only driving a stolen vehicle, but was also in possession of stolen identification and burglary tools, Covina Police said.
Oliva is also on probation for vehicle theft. A probation hold was issued, Covina police said.