FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Case # 18CF0057

Date: January 3, 2018

MAN CHARGED WITH ASSAULTING POLICE OFFICER AFTER CRASHING INTO OFFICER’S PATROL MOTORCYCLE WITH STOLEN VEHICLE

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was charged today with assaulting a peace officer after crashing into the officer’s patrol motorcycle with a stolen vehicle.

Defendant

Charges

Maximum Sentence

Court Date

Nicholas Raymond Mauro, 32, Santa Ana

Charged today with the following counts:

Felony

  • Aggravated assault on a peace officer
  • Unlawful taking of a vehicle

Misdemeanor

  • Resisting or obstructing a peace officer

Five years and eight months in state prison plus one year in county jail

Arraignment

 

Jan. 4, 2018, 9:00 a.m.

 

Department C-55, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana

Circumstances of the Case

  • On Dec. 6, 2017, Mauro is accused of unlawfully taking a black 2008 Toyota Scion.
  • At approximately 9:00 a.m. on Dec. 27, 2017, a Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD) motorcycle patrol officer conducted a traffic stop on the defendant, who is accused of driving the Scion near Main Street in Santa Ana.
  • SAPD Officer Doe parked his motorcycle directly behind the stolen vehicle and ordered the defendant to stay in the car after he attempted to exit the vehicle.
  • Mauro is accused of accelerating backward and crashing into Officer Doe’s police motorcycle before fleeing the scene.
  • On Dec. 29, 2017, SAPD located the defendant near Plaza of the Flags in the Santa Ana Civic Center.
  • Mauro is accused of fleeing on foot from four SAPD officers who attempted to detain him.
  • While fleeing, the defendant is accused of jumping over a wall and onto a parking lot 20 feet below before being placed under arrest.

Prosecutor: Senior Deputy District Attorney Brock Zimmon, Special Prosecutions Unit

 



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