VICTORVILLE – A 16-year-old boy was arrested after leading deputies from the Victorville Station on a 7-mile pursuit in a stolen vehicle on Wednesday.
At around 7:11 p.m. deputies responded to the area of Bear Valley Road and US-395 for the report of a stolen vehicle sighting. The caller, who was the daughter of the vehicle owner reported that she saw her mother’s stolen 1999 Toyota Corolla at a gas station. The vehicle was reported stolen out of the City of Adelanto on Tuesday, April 6, 2017.
The driver of the vehicle was gone by the time deputies arrived, but was located near Bear Valley Road and Pluto Drive. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, but the vehicle continued on ignoring the lights and sirens on the marked patrol unit. The driver of the vehicle continued driving, ignoring stop signs, red lights, and driving at speeds higher than the posted speed limits. Both the 16-year-old driver and his 15-year-old male passenger jumped from the vehicle in the 13900 block of La Mesa Road. The vehicle continued to roll hitting a parked vehicle.
The driver and his passenger were taken into custody following a short foot pursuit. Another 15-year-old male passenger remained in the vehicle and was also detained. The two passengers were later released, while the driver was booked into the High Desert Juvenile Detention Center for the possession of a stolen vehicle and evading a peace officer.
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 www.wetip.com.
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