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Carjacking Leads to Pursuit, Crash, Rammed Patrol Car, & Arrest of Wanted Man

Carjacking Leads to Pursuit, Crash, Rammed Patrol Car, & Arrest of Wanted Man

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HESPERIA – A wanted man led Hesperia Station deputies on a pursuit after carjacking a victim at gunpoint on Thursday afternoon. At around 1:51 p.m. deputies responded to the Chevron Station on Main Street near 7th Avenue for the report of a carjacking at gunpoint.

The vehicle was described to authorities as a Honda Civic, which they saw as they approached the area of the carjacking. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver failed to stop leading to a pursuit through city streets until the suspect ultimately crashed into a fence in the 12700 block of Farmington Street. After crashing, the suspect accelerated toward and rammed a patrol vehicle. The suspect, identified as Kevin Michael Kealoha, 34, of Hawaii, was taken into custody without further incident.

Deputies located a vehicle that was involved in a Nevada carjacking at the Chevron parking lot and recovered a handgun inside the carjacked Honda Civic that was believed to be used during the Hesperia carjacking. Kealoha was determined to be wanted by several law enforcement agencies throughout Nevada including Las Vegas Metro, Henderson Police Department and Nevada Highway Patrol for multiple crimes. Kealoha was also discovered to have active arrest warrants in Hawaii. “Additionally, Kealoha may be the outstanding suspect in an active shooter incident at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas,” Sheriff’s officials said.  

Kealoha will be booked at High Desert Detention Center for Attempted Kidnapping, Carjacking, Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Felony Evading and the out of state warrants.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Hesperia Police, Sergeant Doug Hubbard at (760)947-1500. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) o r you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

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