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Stolen Car Pursuit From Kyle to Austin Ends in Arrests

On Saturday, Feb. 10 at 4:19 a.m., Kyle Police Officers spotted a 2019 Hyundai Elantra reported stolen from Aidan Apartments in Kyle, TX. 

Officers initiated a traffic stop after identifying the stolen vehicle. The driver of the stolen vehicle then attempted to evade officers and a vehicle pursuit ensued ending in the Blue Meadow Drive in Austin where they struck multiple unoccupied, parked vehicles before attempting to flee on foot.

Kyle Police Officers were able to detain three of the four vehicle’s occupants, the driver of the stolen vehicle 18-year-old Jeremy Christian Cardenas of Kyle, 17-year-old Javier Alejandro Cortez Quintero of Austin, and a 13-year-old juvenile from Austin. Warrants are out for the fourth subject, a 16-year-old from Austin.

Cardenas and Quintero face several charges including Engaging in Organized Criminal Activity.

The Kyle Police Department announced free steering wheel locks for eligible residents owning specific Hyundai and Kia models to prevent theft, with reimbursement available for those who have already purchased locks.

To be eligible to receive a free steering wheel lock, you must be a Kyle resident and own one of the following vehicles: 

  • 2011-2022 Hyundai Accent
  • 2011-2022 Hyundai Elantra
  • 2013-2017 Hyundai Elantra GT
  • 2013-2014 Hyundai Elantra Coupe
  • 2011-2012 Hyundai Elantra Touring
  • 2011-2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
  • 2018-2022 Hyundai Kona
  • 2020-2021 Hyundai Palisade
  • 2011-2012, 2019-2022 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • 2013-2018, 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe; Hyundai Santa Fe XL
  • 2013-2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
  • 2011-2019 Hyundai Sonata
  • 2011-2022 Hyundai Tucson
  • 2012-2017, 2019-2021 Hyundai Veloster
  • 2020-2021 Hyundai Venue
  • 2011-2012 Hyundai Veracruz
  • 2011-2021 Kia Forte
  • 2021-2022 Kia K5
  • 2011-2020 Kia Optima
  • 2011-2021 Kia Rio
  • 2011-2021 Kia Sedona
  • 2021-2022 Kia Seltoa
  • 2010-2022 Kia Soul
  • 2011-2022 Kia Sorento
  • 2011-2022 Kia Sportage

Police are asking anyone that may have any additional information to please contact the Kyle Police Department at 512-268-3232 or, submit a tip anonymously to the Hays County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-324-TIPS (8477), online at, or by using the P3 Tips app on your smartphone. 

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