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Adelanto Man Arrested For Failure to Yield and Child Endangerment



APPLE VALLEY, Calif:( A 43-year-old Adelanto man has been arrested for child endangerment after failing to yield Thursday afternoon.

At about 4:30 p.m. on August 18th Deputy Verral from the Apple Valley sheriff’s Station was in the area of State Highway 18 and Rancherias Road in Apple Valley. Deputy Verral observed a black motorcycle driving at speeds over 100 miles per hour, authorities said.

Additional deputies and Sheriff’s Aviation responded to the area.

Deputies attempted a traffic stop on the motorcycle operated by Chester Lee Farris. Farris continued driving at a high rate of speed, failed to stop at red lights, violated other traffic laws and entered a residential neighborhood.

A pursuit was not initiated for the safety of the public.

Deputies located Farris traveling north on Apple Valley Road. While on Apple Valley Road Farris failed to stop for a red light and did not yield to children in the crosswalk.

Farris traveled west on State 18 Highway from Apple Valley Road. Sheriff’s Aviation followed Farris as he continued at speeds over 100 miles per hour. Farris pulled into the KOA Campground off of Stoddard Wells Road north of State 18 Highway. Deputies arrived and took Farris into custody. Farris was arrested for PC273A – Child Endangerment and VC2800 – Failure to Yield. Farris’ motorcycle was impounded due to his arrest and reckless operation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Apple Valley Sheriff’s Station at (760) 240-7400.Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at