Auto Theft / Carjacking Suspect Arrested
On August 31, 2015 at about 12:02 PM, Azusa Police Officers responded to the 200 block of South Cerritos Avenue, on a report of a hit and run traffic collision. As officers arrived they found a naked male adult who was physically assaulting an elderly female motorist who was still in her vehicle. Officers used a TASER to subdue the suspect and took him into custody. During the subsequent investigation, Officers learned that the suspect had just stolen a vehicle from the 700 block of E. Arrow Hwy. The victim of the auto theft and a witness searched for and located the suspect in the 200 block of S. Cerritos. They attempted to detain him, but he fought with them and attempted to flee the area. In doing so, he entered an elderly woman’s vehicle, physically assaulted her, and attempted to pull her out of the vehicle. The 74 year old victim sustained moderate injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The suspect, Reece Holliday, a 32 year old male, with a last known address in Riverside, was booked for auto theft, attempted carjacking, and elder abuse. He is being held at the Los Angeles County Jail, pending arraignment, with a $100,000 bail.