Two men were being held Friday on suspicion of stealing a new motor
home from a Burbank dealership, dropping it off in Los Angeles and
leading police on a short chase in a van.
One man allegedly stole a motor home from Metro RV at 160 W. Olive
Ave., Burbank Police Lt. Chris Welker said. The man was spotted by
Air Unit 1, piloted by Burbank Police Officer Bob Quesada and
Glendale Police Officer Bill Donley.
The air unit spotted the motor home, with one side extended,
exiting onto Riverside Drive from the southbound Golden State (5)
Freeway and stopping on Fletcher Drive, she said.
The officers watched the man get out of the motor home and get
into a waiting van, which got back onto the freeway, heading north
through Glendale. Police had units waiting for the van at Scott Road
in Burbank, and officers shut down the northbound lanes of the
The two men are in custody on suspicion of grand theft auto, but
their names were not released Friday night pending an investigation
into similar thefts, Welker said.