(photo courtesy of Stringer Media)

Suspect Arrested After Stolen Vehicle Pursuit

HESPERIA:(VVNG.com)- A suspect was taken into custody following a brief pursuit in Hesperia. At around 8:12 AM, on Monday, April 4, 2016, deputies made a traffic stop on a white Nissan Cube near the intersection of I Avenue and Juniper Street.

The vehicle stopped and the deputy began to run the plates on the vehicle. The plates came back as stolen and before the deputy could make contact with the suspect, he drove southbound toward Main Street.

The deputy again attempted to pull the driver over but the driver failed to yield, continuing on by turning westbound on Main Street.  The suspect led deputies pursuit that lasted less than 1/2 mile before the suspect pulled into the Napa Auto Parts parking lot on the corner of G and Main Streets.

The vehicle came to rest after striking the side of a building and causing minor damage.

The driver, 29-year-old Louie Santino Venegas was treated at the scene for an Asthma attack. He was then arrested and booked into the High Desert Detention Center for vehicle theft and possession of a stolen vehicle.

He is due for an arraignment hearing at the Victorville Superior Court Wednesday afternoon.

Code enforcement responded to the scene to inspect the damage to the building.

No injuries were reported as a result of the pursuit.

About these ads

Leave a comment


About Victor Valley News

Victor Valley News has the largest online presence in the High Desert. We provide newsworthy communications to the Victor Valley areas including Victorville, Hesperia, Apple Valley, Adelanto, Phelan and more. Have a news tip? Want to advertise with us? Want to contribute? Contact us today E-mail: NEWS@VVNG.com or Phone: (760) 998- 1598.

Check Also

“One size doesn’t fit all when it comes to education.” --Kathy Lento--(submitted photo)

Principal Kathy Lento to Retire After 56 Years as Local Educator

VICTORVILLE – Options for Youth principal Kathy Lento, an administrator known for her compassion, is …