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Stolen hand gun recovered after brief motorcycle pursuit in Apple Valley

APPLE VALLEY, Calif. ( — A 38-year-old suspect armed with a stolen handgun was arrested after leading deputies on a brief motorcycle pursuit Wednesday afternoon in Apple Valley, officials said.

On March 7, 2018, while working an Apple Valley Police Crime Suppression Detail funded by the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors to target crime, Deputies Jonathan Walsh and Troy Verral observed a black Honda motorcycle bearing a Suzuki license plate.

“The deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the motorcycle near Bear Valley Road and Snapping Turtle Road when the rider, later identified as Daryl Jason Scarbrough, sped away and a short 2 to 3-minute traffic pursuit ensued,” sheriff’s officials said in a news release.

“Walsh and Verral reported they could clearly see Scarbrough had a handgun in his rear waistband and repeatedly tried to pull it out. Deputies began clearing innocent motorists from intersections ahead of the pursuit. Scarbrough drove into one of the patrol units, occupied by two deputies, near the intersection of Bear Valley Road and Mohawk Road and fled on foot.

Deputies took Scarbrough into custody and a stolen handgun was recovered.

Daryl Scarbrough was found to be on active Parole. Scarbrough was treated at the scene and transported to a local hospital for further medical care before being booked for numerous criminal charges including Possession of Stolen Property, Assault with a Deadly Weapon on an Officer, Felon in Possession of a Handgun, Failure to Yield and Parole Violation.

No deputies were injured. Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Deputy Troy Verral or Sergeant James Evans at the Apple Valley Station.


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