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Stolen Vehicle Suspect in Custody

Stolen Vehicle Suspect in Custody

On January 08, 2015 at approximately 4:10 p.m., Johnny Herrera (19) called his girlfriend claiming that a bomb was inside of a car that he had stolen. He was driving on the 91 Freeway, toward west Fullerton.

Mr. Herrera drove to the 4000 block of W. Franklin, and arrived there at the same time officers did. Herrera remained inside of his vehicle, and refused to exit or comply with officers' orders. 

Because of the threats of a bomb that Mr. Herrera had made, the Orange County Bomb Squad was called and they responded shortly thereafter. FPD officers set up a perimeter around the house and neighborhood while the Bomb Squad checked the vehicle and area. FPD used a tactical vehicle to assist with the evacuation.

The Bomb Squad determined that no explosive device was present in the vehicle. Mr. Herrera (19) was taken into custody for auto theft and other charges.