On Sunday, November 24, 2019 around 5pm, patrol officers were sent to the 200 block of South Kyrene Road for the report of a male slumped over the steering wheel of a running vehicle. When officers arrived on-scene they discovered the vehicle, a white 2017 Subaru, had been reported stolen earlier in the day with 25-year-old Cesar Limon asleep behind the steering wheel.
Limon, who was now awake, was ordered out of the vehicle. Instead, Limon placed the stolen car in drive, accelerated, and struck a parked car. This pinned an officer between the suspect vehicle’s open driver’s side door and the parked vehicle. A second officer attempted to grab Limon and remove him from the vehicle. This was unsuccessful and Limon accelerated a second time and struck a patrol vehicle.
As Limon attempted to shift into reverse, another officer was able to pull the keys out of the ignition. After a brief struggle, Limon was taken into custody. Limon was eventually transported to a local hospital after he went into shock from possible drug ingestion.
On Monday, November 25, 2019 around 8pm, Limon was released from the hospital and booked into the Chandler/ Gilbert Unified Jail on multiple felony counts to include Theft of Means of Transportation, Resist Arrest, Aggravated Assault on a Police Officer, and Possession of Narcotic Drugs.
None of the police officers involved required hospitalization.