Anderson Police: Suspects Steal Car With Dog Inside

On Sept. 24 at about 3:15 p.m. Anderson Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Gateway Drive and Ballsferry Road after calls from witnesses of a reported vehicle theft.

Posted: Sep 25, 2018 7:32 AM
Updated: Sep 25, 2018 9:52 AM

ANDERSON, Calif. - On Sept. 24 at about 3:15 p.m. Anderson Police Officers were dispatched to the area of Gateway Dr. and Ballsferry Road after they received calls from witnesses of a reported vehicle theft.

The suspects in the vehicle theft, Ryland Quigley and Travis Wilson-Anderson, both 23-years-old, fled in the vehicle and began driving eastbound on Ballsferry Road. A Chihuahua named Sam was still inside the car with the suspects. He had been left inside by his owners with the ignition running due to the heat.

According to Anderson Police, one witness to this theft got in their car and chased down suspects in their vehicle, forcing Quigly and Wilson-Anderson to pull over onto the shoulder of the roadway. The suspects then attempted to flee the scene, running northbound onto McMurry Drive.

Witnessed then contacted dispatch and flagged down responding officers, directing them to where the suspects were running. Both suspects were arrested and detained without further incident. Quigley was found to be on Post-Release Community Supervision and Travis-Wilson was found to be on felony probation.

The victim was reunited with her vehicle and Sam. Quigley and Wilson-Anderson were arrested for vehicle theft, dog theft, and for violating the terms of their probation.

The Anderson Police Department states that they certainly appreciate the assistance of the witnesses in this case, but would like to remind the public that it is safest to be a good witness, and not get involved in potentially dangerous situations such as this.

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