What started as a routine traffic stop near the Cal Poly Pomona Parking Structure ended with multiple arrests on Sunday, Jan. 30.
At 4:45 p.m., a university police officer pulled over a four-door sedan with three occupants for a traffic violation near Voorhis Park and Red Gum Lane. The rear passenger jumped out of the car and ran into the parking structure. The responding officer stayed with the driver and passenger in the car and requested assistance to track the fleeing suspect.
Additional patrol units from University Police and the Pomona Police Department, including its on-duty helicopter, joined in the search.
The fleeing suspect was apprehended after seeking aid at nearby Medic One for injuries he suffered after jumping from the second story of the Parking Structure. Police identified him as 38-year-old Khamar Khan of Los Angeles. He was taken to County USC Medical Center for treatment and arrested on a no-bail felony theft warrant.
The driver of the sedan, Fernando Ortiz, 26, of El Monte, was arrested for driving on a suspended license. Passenger Ruby Lamas, 31, of South El Monte, was arrested and booked on an outstanding $50,000 drug-related warrant.
All three suspects are neither students nor employees at the university.