Tempe Police Arrest Suspect Who Stole City Bus

This Morning at about 7:30 AM, 21 year old Patric Moonie (DOB: 03/30/1992) stole a City of Tempe Orbit bus in front  of the Tempe Transit Center, located at 200 E. 5th St. The bus was left running and was not occupied when Moonie stole it. Moonie fled the area in the bus, but was located in the area of 13th St. and Mill Ave. Tempe by a patrol officer.


Patrol officers attempted to stop the bus, which pulled into a cul-de-sac in the 100 block of W. Hudson St. at which time Moonie drove through the yard and backyard of a residence, knocking down a fence to drive onto the railroad tracks. Moonie then drove approximately ¼ mile on the tracks to the area of College and 15th St. where he jumped out of the moving vehicle, which then crashed into the back wall of a house.


Moonie tried to flee the area on foot at which time he jumped into the backyard of a residence where the resident was outside with his large dogs. The dogs began to bark at Moonie, causing him to remain still until officers were able to place him into custody.


Patric Moonie was arrested for multiple charges to include theft of motor vehicle and criminal trespass.

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