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Man Arrested in San Bernardino for Leading Deputies on a Pursuit in Stolen Truck

Man Arrested in San Bernardino for Leading Deputies on a Pursuit in Stolen Truck

HIGHLAND – A Downey man who was on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) was arrested on Thursday after fleeing from Central Station deputies. At around 3:24 a.m. the deputy who was conducting routine patrol attempted to stop a truck that was traveling westbound on Highland Avenue. The truck was being stop due to having vehicle code violations authorities said.

The driver failed to yield and sped away causing the deputy to pursue the vehicle. The driver slowed near Arden Avenue for a female occupant to get out of the truck. The truck entered the I-210 westbound at speeds in excess 100 mph. “The truck began to exit at Waterman Avenue and swerved down an embankment, driving through ivy to further elude pursuing deputies,” Sheriff’s officials said.

The pursuit continued to the transition onto the I259. The truck, which was later determined to be stolen out of the Las Vegas, Nevada area passed the Highland Avenue offramp and swerved down another embankment. The suspect lost control and the truck crashed through a fence. The truck then rolled over landing on the driver’s side. The suspect got out of the truck and fled on foot. The suspect, later identified as 24-year-old Manuel Martinez was pursued on foot and was taken into custody.

While searching the truck a .45 caliber handgun was located. The handgun was also determined to be stolen. Martinez was booked into the Central Detention Center. The female occupant was interviewed and subsequently released.

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  • Manuel-Martinez: Photo provided by SBSD - Central
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