SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was charged today with assaulting a peace officer after crashing into the officer's patrol motorcycle with a stolen vehicle.
|Defendant||Charges||Maximum Sentence||Court Date|
|Nicholas Raymond Mauro, 32, Santa Ana||Charged today with the following counts:
|Five years and eight months in state prison plus one year in county jail||Arraignment
Jan. 4, 2018, 9:00 a.m.
Department C-55, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana
Circumstances of the Case
- On Dec. 6, 2017, Mauro is accused of unlawfully taking a black 2008 Toyota Scion.
- At approximately 9:00 a.m. on Dec. 27, 2017, a Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD) motorcycle patrol officer conducted a traffic stop on the defendant, who is accused of driving the Scion near Main Street in Santa Ana.
- SAPD Officer Doe parked his motorcycle directly behind the stolen vehicle and ordered the defendant to stay in the car after he attempted to exit the vehicle.
- Mauro is accused of accelerating backward and crashing into Officer Doe's police motorcycle before feeling the scene.
- On Dec. 29, 2017, SAPD located the defendant near Plaza of the Flags in the Santa Ana Civic Center.
- Mauro is accused of fleeing on foot from four SAPD officers who attempted to detain him.
- While fleeing, the defendant is accused of jumping over a wall and onto a parking lot 20 feet below before being placed under arrest.
Prosecutor: Senior Deputy District Attorney Brock Zimmon, Special Prosecutions Unit
Orange County District Attorney / Case # 18CF0057 / January 3, 2018