High-Speed Chase Ended in Crash and Arrest

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RIALTO– Rialto man leads multiple agencies on a high-speed car chase, thru multiple cities driving a Volkswagen Jetta. The chase ended with the Volkswagen Jetta colliding into the center median, a search of the area in which the suspect was recovered and arrested.
While on patrol a San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputy noticed a Volkswagen Jetta traveling near Anderson and the I-10 freeway. The Volkswagen was driving erratically and was not able to stay within its lane, nearly striking other vehicles on the road. The Sheriff Deputy observed the unsafe behavior and turned his emergency lights and siren on to signal the vehicle to pull over. Instead of pulling over the suspect in the vehicle decided to evade the deputy in the Volkswagen Jetta continuing westbound on the I-10.
The suspect identified as 36-year-old Raul Tamayo was chased at a rate of speed up to 100 miles per hour and exited Rancho Avenue. Tamayo failed to stop at the Red light. He went thru intersections with no regard for pedestrians or oncoming vehicles and reached speeds in excess of 125 miles per hour. Due to the recklessness and dangerous high-speed of the chase Sheriff, Deputies slowed and lost sight of Tamayo’s vehicle. The San Bernardino County Sheriff Department decided to end the vehicle pursuit to avoid endangering civilian life.
Meanwhile, Tamayo had exited the freeway at Riverside Avenue. He collided the Volkswagen Jetta into the center median due to trying to turn the vehicle too fast and lost control.
Tamayo fled the disabled vehicle on foot and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s helicopter received assistance from the Colton Police, Rialto Police, Fontana Police, Loma Linda Sheriff’s Deputies,Fontana Sheriff’s Deputies during an almost half an hour search for Tamayo yielded his recovery and arrest.
Tamayo was treated for minor injuries from the traffic collision, he was treated before being transported to Central Detention Center, where he was booked for Felony Evading, Possession of Stolen Property and a PRCS Probation Violation. It was discovered that the Volkswagen Jetta Tamayo was driving was reported stolen.
Anyone who may have information that could help the investigation of this case is urged to contact Central station at (909)387-3545. If you would like to remain anonymous you may call the We-Tip hotline at (800)78-CRIME (27463) or leave your information at

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