APPLE VALLEY– Sheriff deputies pursue a suspect who failed to yield to a traffic stop. While fleeing from the deputies the suspect drove erratically and lead police on a chase through Apple Valley, Hesperia and eventually into Lucerne Valley. Where a Sheriff deputy rammed the suspect’s vehicle and was taken into custody.
On Thursday, December 1, 2016, at approximately 4:20 a.m., a Sheriff deputy from the Apple Valley Station noticed a Nissan pickup driving westbound on Bear Valley Road without license plates. The Sheriff deputy got behind the Nissan to pull the vehicle over for the violation. The suspect in the Nissan pickup, later identified as 23-year-old Matthew Martinez failed to comply with the deputies request to pull over.
Martinez instead made a lane change and led the Sheriff deputy on a pursuit from Apple Valley through Hesperia and ending in Lucerne Valley. From a second Sheriff deputy ramming Martinez vehicle and disabling it. Once the vehicle was disabled Martinez was taken into custody without incident and booked into the High Desert Detention Center.
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