N.C. patrol vehicle allegedly stolen
The Charlotte Observer
YORK COUNTY, N.C. — Angelita Sanchez, 34, of Rock Hill faces charges after authorities say she stole and wrecked her boyfriend's patrol car Tuesday.Sanchez was charged with grand larceny of an automobile over $5,000 and a charge of driving under the influence, police said. The car, a 2003 Ford Crown Victoria, was part of the fleet at the York County Sheriff's Office, the report said.
Around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, police responded to a car crash on Charlotte Avenue, according to police reports. Lance Cpl. Ron Johnson of the S.C. Highway Patrol said Sanchez struck a fire hydrant with the car. Authorities found the car in the 900 block of Charlotte Avenue near Milton Avenue. No one was hurt during the incident, said Lt. Jerry Waldrop of the Rock Hill Police Department.
Police say Sanchez stole the car as retribution against her boyfriend, Sheriff's Deputy Anthony White.
"He broke up with me so I stole his car," the report says Sanchez repeatedly told police.
White declined to comment.
Officials estimated the car will be a total loss, according to the report. Before the incident, it was valued at $5,500, the report notes. The sheriff's office is investigating the incident.
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