APPLE VALLEY – An Apple Valley man is behind bars today after leading deputies on a high-speed chase on a stolen motorcycle. On the evening of Wednesday, April 4, 2018, an Apple Valley Station deputy recognized a motorcycle that had been reported stolen from an Apple Valley home, The deputy attempted to stop the Honda CVR6oo motorcycle in the area of Central and State Highway 18. The rider who was already riding the blue Honda motorcycle at high speeds failed to yield and sped away.
“Due to the extreme speeds the suspect was traveling, Evans requested assistance from Sheriff’s Aviation, which allowed pursuing deputies to follow in a safe manner,” Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station officials said. The pursuit continued approximately 9 ½ miles before the rider, later identified as 20-year-old Apple Valley resident, Dominic Bonilla, lost control of the motorcycle and fled on foot. He ran through several properties in residential areas and even entered an occupied home. Deputies were able to take him into custody with no further incident.
No injuries were reported as a result of the incident. Bonilla was booked into jail for Possession of Stolen Property, Failure to Yield, and Burglary according to an inmate record check. He is at the High Desert Detention Center where he is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail. Bonilla is scheduled to appear at the Victorville Superior Court on Friday.
Anyone with information about this case can call Deputy Ryan Grissom or Sergeant James Evans at the Apple Valley Police Department, (760)240-7400.
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