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SBSD - Victorville Police Department
Monday February 26th, 2018 :: 09:15 a.m. PST

Driver, who led deputies in a pursuit, arrested on numerous charges

DATE/TIME: February 23, 2018 / 10:21 p.m.

INCIDENT: Transportation of Controlled Substance for Sale, Possession of Controlled Substance for Sale, Evading a Peace Officer with Disregard for Safety, Felony No-Bail Warrant

LOCATION: 7th Street, Victorville

SUSPECT(S): Matthew Gallo, 31-year old Victorville resident

On February 22, 2018, Deputy F. Demara and Deputy A. Arreola, from the Victorville Police Department, observed the driver of a 2001 Nissan Altima fail to stop at the stop sign posted at Union Street and 7th Street. The deputies attempted a traffic stop, activating the siren and emergency lights on their marked patrol vehicle.

The driver of the Nissan, later identified as Matthew Gallo, failed to yield for the deputies, leading them on a pursuit covering over 11 miles. During the pursuit Gallo drove upon multiple surface streets before entering northbound Interstate 15, at Mojave Drive. Upon exiting the freeway, north of Victorville, he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll several times. Gallo exited the vehicle and fled on foot for a short distance before being detained by deputies.

A search of Gallo’s vehicle resulted in the discovery of methamphetamine, scales, a glass pipe, and over $900.00 in cash. Gallo, who was also found to have an active, felony no-bail warrant, was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center. He is scheduled to appear in Victorville Superior Court on February 26, 2018.

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

Refer: Mara Rodriguez, Media Relations Officer

Station: Victorville Police Department

Case #: 171802149

Phone No. (760) 241-2911

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

SBSD - Victorville Police Department
14200 Amargosa Rd
Victorville, CA 92392

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

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