LA MESA POLICE OFFICER ASSAULTED DURING ARREST OF VEHICLE BURGLARS

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February 20, 2012 (La Mesa) – at 5:45 a.m. on February 18, La Mesa Police officers responded to a radio call of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of 7484 University Avenue.  As officers arrived, the suspect vehicle fled and failed to yield to officers. A short vehicle pursuit ensued, ending when the suspect vehicle collided with a utility pole at Lowell Street and Normal Avenue. As the primary officer exited his vehicle, the suspect put his vehicle in reverse, driving at the officer and striking the officer’s patrol car.
 
The pursuit resumed. Next, the suspect vehicle collided with a retaining wall at Parks Avenue and Seneca Place where both suspects fled the vehicle on foot, running in opposite directions.
 
Both suspects were apprehended. Further investigation revealed the suspects had burglarized a vehicle behind 7484 University Avenue. Stolen property from that vehicle was recovered inside the suspect’s vehicle.
 
Ryan Scot Allen and Terri Marie Briggs were arrested and charged with the following crimes:
 
Ryan Scot Allen (04/26/84) was arrested and booked at San Diego County Jail on the listed charges:
  • 245(c) PC – Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer
  • 459 PC - Burglary
  • 11550(a) H&S – Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance
  • 23152(a) CVC (drugs) – Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
  • 2800.2 CVC – Evading
  • 182(a)(1) PC – Conspiracy
Terri Marie Briggs (12/16/73) was arrested and booked at Las Colinas Women’s Detention Facility on the listed charges:
  • 245(c)PC – Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer
  • 459 PC - Burglary
  • 148(a)(1) PC – Resisting Arrest
  • 182 PC(a)(1) - Conspiracy