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Recovered stolen vehicle leads to three arrests

Sunnyside police arrested a Grandview man and two Sunnyside juveniles yesterday after police responded to an auto theft report.

A Sunnyside police officer responded to the call in the 500 block of Rouse Road and the reporting party said she had left her 1995 Mercury Grand Marquis outside running when it was stolen.

Shortly after taking the report the officer located the vehicle on Washout Road. After the officer attempted to stop the vehicle the suspect accelerated on Van Belle Road and failed to stop at a stop sign. The vehicle finally stopped at a residence in the 7300 block of Van Belle Road and three suspects in the stolen vehicle exited.

The driver, identified as 18-year-old Esperanza Bojorquez, initially complied with the officer's directions but the suspect's two juvenile female accomplices did not. Police say the juveniles assaulted the officer in a bid to help Bojorquez escape. More officers arrived on the scene and arrested all three suspects.

Police are requesting charges of theft of a motor vehicle, escape in the third degree and eluding against Bojorquez. One of the juvenile girls, 17, has initially been charged with taking a motor vehicle without permission in the second degree, assault in the third degree on a police officer, obstructing a law enforcement officer, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. The other female juvenile, 17, faces charges of taking a motor vehicle without permission in the second degree, assault in the third degree on an officer and obstructing a law enforcement officer.

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