Stolen truck slams into bedroom of Mesa home - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

UPDATE

Stolen truck slams into bedroom of Mesa home

A stolen pickup truck slammed into the bedroom wall of this Mesa home early Thursday morning. No one was hurt. A stolen pickup truck slammed into the bedroom wall of this Mesa home early Thursday morning. No one was hurt.
Rogerio Trevino (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Rogerio Trevino (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Veronica Gallegos (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) Veronica Gallegos (Source: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office)
Mesa police were combing the neighborhood for the suspect, who climbed through the truck's windshield and ran through the house before escaping over a backyard fence. Mesa police were combing the neighborhood for the suspect, who climbed through the truck's windshield and ran through the house before escaping over a backyard fence.
MESA, AZ (CBS5) -

A Mesa couple received a rude awakening, literally, when a stolen pickup truck crashed through a bedroom wall of their home early Thursday morning and the driver raced through their house.

A Mesa police spokesman said the driver climbed through the windshield and ran to the house, where one of the homeowners tried to stop him. The suspect pushed his way past the homeowner, who recently underwent surgery, and escaped over a back fence.

Police combed the neighborhood for the suspect and found him near Brown Road and Mesa Drive. He was identified as Rogerio Trevino.

His girlfriend, Veronica Gallegos, was found inside the house hiding in a closet. She had been in the truck at the time of the accident, police said. 

The crash was just part of a series of incidents, Mesa police Lt. Ed Wessing said.

Mesa police were investigating a burglary from an auto repair shop about 3 a.m. near Stapley and McKellips roads, where the pickup was stolen, Wessing said.

The business owner said the suspect stole the truck and other items from his business, but then saw the truck drive by as he was talking with the officer nearly two hours later.

Police immediately gave chase, following it into the neighborhood near Horne and McKellips, where they came upon the truck in the side of the home.

Homeowner Laura Simpson and her unidentified husband were sleeping in a bedroom on the opposite side of the house when the crash occurred. She said she heard voices and saw a policewoman outside her home, but said she was still in shock.

"Really? Is that a car in my house," Simpson said. "The officer asked if I was OK, but I said, 'I don't know.'"

She said both she and her husband had undergone recent surgeries, and that her husband tried to stop the suspect and hold him near the garage, but he shoved him down and ran out the back of the house and over a fence.

Her husband was treated at the home by Mesa firefighters.

Simpson said she almost slept in the damaged bedroom that night because her husband was restless.

"I would have had to go back for a sixth surgery," Simpson said.

The crash also broke a waterline that flooded a part of the home, Simpson said.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his 20s with a thin build, muscular, tattoos and wearing a white tank top and khaki pants.

Wessing said because police were on the scene almost immediately, there was a good chance the suspect was still in the neighborhood.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Exit polls suggest Irish voters have repealed abortion ban

    Exit polls suggest Irish voters have repealed abortion ban

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:32 AM EDT2018-05-25 06:32:46 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 12:24 AM EDT2018-05-26 04:24:44 GMT
    (Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA via AP). Presiding officer Carmel McBride looks on as a woman casts her vote in the referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution, on Thursday May 24, 2018, a day early for the people that live off the coast of Donegal ...(Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA via AP). Presiding officer Carmel McBride looks on as a woman casts her vote in the referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution, on Thursday May 24, 2018, a day early for the people that live off the coast of Donegal ...

    Voters throughout Ireland have begun casting votes in a referendum that may lead to a loosening of the country's strict ban on most abortions.

    Full Story >

    Voters throughout Ireland have begun casting votes in a referendum that may lead to a loosening of the country's strict ban on most abortions.

    Full Story >
  • Trump balks at North Korea's rhetoric but it has used worse

    Trump balks at North Korea's rhetoric but it has used worse

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:22 AM EDT2018-05-25 06:22:51 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 12:23 AM EDT2018-05-26 04:23:47 GMT
    A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment. (Source: CNN)A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment. (Source: CNN)

    North Korea language was milder than its typical inflammatory, harsh rhetoric but enough for Trump to kill summit.

    Full Story >

    North Korea language was milder than its typical inflammatory, harsh rhetoric but enough for Trump to kill summit.

    Full Story >
  • Authorities: Suspected restaurant gunman had gun license

    Authorities: Suspected restaurant gunman had gun license

    Friday, May 25 2018 1:02 AM EDT2018-05-25 05:02:34 GMT
    Saturday, May 26 2018 12:17 AM EDT2018-05-26 04:17:02 GMT
    (Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP). Jennifer Stong hugs Tasha Hunt outside the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Stong was inside the restaurant when the shooting occurred.(Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP). Jennifer Stong hugs Tasha Hunt outside the scene of a shooting on the east side of Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City, Thursday, May 24, 2018. Stong was inside the restaurant when the shooting occurred.

    Police: Man armed with pistol shot and wounded two customers at Oklahoma City restaurant before being shot dead by handgun-carrying civilian in parking lot.

    Full Story >

    Police: Man armed with pistol shot and wounded two customers at Oklahoma City restaurant before being shot dead by handgun-carrying civilian in parking lot.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly