The damaged, carjacked vehicle in Anaheim. Courtesy OnScene.TV
The damaged, carjacked vehicle in Anaheim. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A 20-year-old Anaheim man who allegedly went on a crime spree that included a carjacking and a stabbing was arrested Thursday after ramming a police car with the stolen vehicle, a sergeant said.

Jose Briseno was booked into the Anaheim jail on suspicion of attempted murder, carjacking and assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer, with bail set at $1.1 million, said Anaheim police spokesman Sgt. Daron Wyatt.

Briseno was taken to a hospital to be evaluated before being moved to the Orange County Jail, the sergeant said.

Briseno began his crime spree by committing a carjacking in the 1200 block of South Anaheim Boulevard shortly after midnight, Wyatt alleged.

“The suspect walked up to the man just as he had parked his car to go to work,” Wyatt said. “He pulled out a knife and demanded the keys to the car and then took off in it.”

The car’s owner was not injured.

Police then got a call about 2:25 a.m. that a stabbing had occurred nearby, in the 100 block of Midway Manor, Wyatt said. Officers found one man with stab wounds. He was treated at the scene by paramedics, then taken to a hospital in critical but stable condition, the sergeant said.

It’s not yet known if the victim and Briseno had any kind of relationship or what precipitated the stabbing.

Shortly after that crime was reported, the carjacking victim got a call from a friend telling him he had just seen the stolen 2015 silver Hyundai near the intersection of Anaheim Boulevard and Winston Street, Wyatt said.

The Hyundai’s owner and his friend drove to that location to try to get the car back, but the suspect jumped back in the vehicle and took off again, Wyatt said.

The car owner then called Anaheim police, and units were dispatched to the area, Wyatt said. The car was spotted by officers in the 2200 block of Spinnaker Drive, and the suspect initially stopped and got out of the car but then jumped back behind the wheel and rammed the Hyundai into an Anaheim police car, according to police.

The crash disabled the stolen car, and the suspect was taken into custody by officers, Wyatt said.

—City News Service

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