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San Bernardino Man Crashes Stolen Vehicle After Pursuit

San Bernardino Man Crashes Stolen Vehicle After Pursuit

SAN BERNARDINO – A 29-year-old man was arrested after a pursuit that ended in a crash early Monday. At around 12:10 a.m. in the area of GoldenSB Man Arrested for vehicle theft and evading Avenue and Holly Vista Drive in the City of San Bernardino a deputy was conducting a routine patrol. He noticed a vehicle with a mechanical   malfunction and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle continued on, causing the deputy to pursue.

A vehicle license plate record checks identified the vehicle as a vehicle stolen from the City of Fontana on Sunday, November 6, 2016. The driver, Anthony Martinez, a convicted felon with an extensive arrest history kept driving making several vehicle code violations. Martinez, showing a lack of concern for public safety, ran a red light slamming into a civilian vehicle at the Baseline and E Street intersection. The civilian vehicle then hit a building, but the driver was uninjured.

Martinez exited the vehicle and ran toward a nearby business with deputies pursuing on foot. He jumped on the roof attempting to flee but was quickly taken into custody. Martinez, who is also a documented gang member, was booked into the Central Detention Center for evading, possession of a stolen vehicle, and vehicle theft. He scheduled to appear at the San Bernardino Superior Court on Wednesday afternoon.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Central Station at (909) 387-3545. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the website at www.wetip.com.

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