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SBSD - Victorville Police Department
Thursday April 13th, 2017 :: 04:32 p.m. PDT

Advisory

Deputies arrest a 16 year old following a 7 mile pursuit in a stolen vehicle

DATE/TIME: April 12, 2017 / 7:11 p.m.

INCIDENT: Stolen Vehicle, Evading a Peace Officer

LOCATION: Bear Valley Road / US Highway 395

SUSPECT: 16-year-old male


SUMMARY:
On April 12, 2017, Victorville Police Department deputies responded to the area of Bear Valley Road and US Highway 395, in response to a reported sighting of a stolen vehicle.

The caller stated she was at a gas station at the above location and saw her mother’s 1999 Toyota Corolla, which had been reported stolen from Adelanto on April 6, 2017. While deputies were in route, the driver left in the vehicle and was quickly located near Bear Valley Road and Pluto Drive. Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the driver failed to yield to the marked patrol unit. The driver led deputies on a pursuit for approximately seven miles, during which time the driver ran several stop signs, red lights and exceeded posted speed limits.

The pursuit ended in the 13900 block of La Mesa Road, where the 16-year-old male driver and a 15-year-old male passenger jumped from the vehicle just before it rolled into a parked car. A second 15-year-old male passenger remained in the vehicle and was detained without incident. The driver and passenger were both apprehended after a short foot pursuit.

The 16-year-old driver was arrested and booked into High Desert Juvenile Detention Center for possession of a stolen vehicle and evading a peace officer. The two passengers were released to the custody of a relative.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.com.

Refer: Mara Rodriguez, Media Relations Officer

Station: Victorville Police Department

Case #: 171704364 / 171704365

Phone No. (760) 241-2911

JOHN MCMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Address/Location
SBSD - Victorville Police Department
14200 Amargosa Rd
Victorville, CA 92392

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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