A man who invaded and robbed a west valley home late Thursday and then stole an SUV in an attempt to flee ultimately crashed the vehicle into another west valley home’s brick dividing wall less than four miles away, Las Vegas police said.
The suspect, Joshua Chavira, was eventually subdued by citizens and arrested on multiple charges, according to Metro spokesman Larry Hadfield.
The initial home invasion happened about 9 p.m. on the 10200 block of Hawk Bay Place, inside the Talon Pointe subdivision near Town Center and Anasazi drives, Metropolitan Police Department Lt. Charles Jenkins said. One person was home at the time and was not harmed.
As the suspect was fleeing the robbed home in the stolen SUV, he got into a minor wreck with another car about four miles away at 9936 Coral Sands Drive, near Sahara Avenue and Hualapai Way.
Instead of stopping, Chavira reportedly continued in the stolen SUV, driving less than a half-mile before ultimately crashing the vehicle into a brick dividing wall in the front yard of a home on the 2900 block of Setting Sun Street.
He exited the vehicle and and ran into a home on Setting Sun where the residents subdued and detained him until officers arrived about 9:30 p.m. and took Chavira into custody, Hadfield said.
Chavira was arrested on two counts of burglary, burglary while in possession of a gun, robbery with a deadly weapon, grand larceny of an automobile, home invasion with a deadly weapon, and attempted grand larceny of an automobile, Hadfield said.
Chavira was taken to University Medical Center for treatment of injuries he sustained while being apprehended by the Setting Sun residents, police said.
It’s unclear if the initial home invasion was random or if the suspect knew the homeowner.
No one was injured at the Setting Sun home, where the SUV later crashed.
Review-Journal writer Lawren Linehan contributed to this report. Contact Rachel Crosby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 702-387-5290. Find @rachelacrosby on Twitter.