Ponch intervenes when he suspects Jon's young nephew of joyriding in stolen cars. An overeager officer is obsessed with recovering a stolen movie stunt car being employed for diamond heists. Ponch trades in his motor home for an apartment.

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Ponch intervenes when he suspects Jon's young nephew of joyriding in stolen cars. An overeager officer is obsessed with recovering a stolen movie stunt car being employed for diamond heists. Ponch trades in his motor home for an apartment.

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After he arrests Sindy because he mistakenly believes she is the motorcycle-riding thief's accomplice, the LAPD officer places her in the front seat of his cruiser. Handcuffed suspects are always placed in the backseat, from which they cannot escape. The front seat is dangerous because the suspect can escape or injure the officer. Also, the suspect has access to the dashboard-mounted shotgun. See more »

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Jon's Nephew
29 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In Family Crisis,Jon has to arrest his nephew after learning he and his friends were involved in stealing several cars.

While directing traffic on their way in to work in the morning, Jon sees his nephew, Wes Miller, riding with some friends. Ponch notices that the ignition has been busted open as they drive off. Wes's friends laugh about riding by the cops in a stolen car. After leaving the traffic jam, Ponch is asking Jon about Wes when they see someone stealing a motorcycle. They pursue him. After the briefing,Jon tries calling his sister, Wes's mother, but finds out that she's out of town on a buying trip. Jon questions why Wes did not tell him that she was out of town.

At the Mayfair Market, Jon's nephew and his friends steal another car. Back at Central, Ponch is figuring out his new monthly budget when Sindy arrives with news about her investigation into the movie car theft. Getraer tells her that she should stick to patrol until he's asked to put someone on the case.

That night, Ponch, Jon, and Wes go to dinner with some other CHP officers. Wes's friends show up and make him uncomfortable for hanging out with cops.The next day, Wes and friends abandon a stolen car on the freeway.Ponch and Jon find the abandoned car and Ponch finds a bus pass with Wes's name on it. As he picks up the pass, they get a call about the movie car and head towards it. Sindy gives up her chase after skidding on the oil and the car gets away.Then,Ponch brings Wes's bus pass to him and tells him he knows he's involved in the car thefts but that Jon does not. He promises not to tell Jon provided Wes stops riding in stolen cars.

Later, Sindy gets called in by the Captain about her report on the movie car thieves.Meanwhile, Wes is out on an unopened section of the 210 Freeway racing cars when Grossie spots them. Ponch and Jon join in as the cars leave the freeway. As the cars split off from each other, Grossie chases one while Ponch and Jon take the other. When they finally catch them, Jon arrests Wes.At Central, Wes gets off with a misdemeanor.

Here,we see how family crisis is involved in one of the more dramatic episodes of the season.Also,we get to see Sindy Cahill,one of the most beloved characters of CHiPs.


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