ANAHEIM, Calif. (September 23, 2020) – At about 6:20 am, on Tuesday, September 22, 2020, 33-year-old Jose DeJesus Berrelleza, confronted a suspect who was in the act of stealing Berrelleza’s work van.
During that confrontation, Berrelleza fell from the stolen vehicle as it fled. Berrelleza was run over, and killed.
It is believed Berrelleza, the father of an 8-year-old daughter, attempted to stop the theft of the vehicle to prevent the loss of his livelihood.
In the resulting investigation, Anaheim Police Investigators located the stolen vehicle and detained three suspects related to the incident. Anaheim Homicide Detectives have arrested the three listed suspects for their involvement in the incident:
- 28-year-old Anaheim resident Omar Sanchez: 187 pc (murder), 215 pc (carjacking) and 496 pc (receiving stolen property).
- 21-year-old Anaheim resident Yesenia Escareno: 187 PC (murder), 215 pc (carjacking) and 496 pc (receiving stolen property).
- 29-year-old Anaheim resident Adriana Gomez: 32 pc (accessory).