Victorville Man Caught with Meth, Scales, Cash, and a Pipe After 11-Mile Pursuit

Victorville Man Caught with Meth, Scales, Cash, and a Pipe After 11-Mile Pursuit

VICTORVILLE – A 31-year-old Victorville man was arrested after leading deputies on a chase, losing control of his vehicle, and getting into a rollover crash on Friday night.

Just after 10:20 p.m. Matthew Gallo was driving a 2001 Nissan Altima near Union and 7th Streets in the City of Victorville. The Nissan failed to stop at the posted stop sign causing a deputy to attempt to stop the vehicle. The deputy activated the siren and lights on the vehicle, but Gallo failed to stop. Authorities said that the pursuit continued for over 11 miles through surface streets, then onto the I-15 at Mojave Drive. When he got off of the freeway north of Victorville, Gallo lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle rolled several times before coming to a stop. Once the vehicle stopped, Gallo got out of the vehicle and fled on foot before being detained by deputies.

Gallo was found to have an active felony no-bail warrant. Methamphetamine, scales, a glass pipe, and over $900 in cash were located inside the vehicle. Gallo was arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for Transportation of Controlled Substance for Sale, Possession of Controlled Substance for Sale, Evading a Peace Officer with Disregard for Safety, Felony No-Bail Warrant. He is scheduled to appear at the Victorville Superior Court on February 26, 2018.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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