According to the IPD, at approximately 4:30 p.m., two IPD officers were patrolling the area of Von Karman Avenue and Barranca Parkway when they observed six subjects standing around a raised truck with paper plates in the shopping center parking lot. When one of the suspects, Dimmick, observed the marked patrol car in the parking lot, he ran away and fled the scene wearing a backpack. While the two officers called for additional officers to assist, the five other suspects dispersed in different directions through the large parking lot. Back-up officers responded and parked in various areas of the lot to create a perimeter. A check of the truck’s vehicle identification number revealed that it had been stolen the previous day in Costa Mesa.
All six suspects were located within 45 minutes of the initial incident. They were all arrested without incident.