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Barstow Man Arrested After Pursuit on Stolen Quad

BARSTOW, Calif. ( Edward Marquez, 19, a resident of Barstow was arrested after leading deputies on a pursuit on a stolen quad, authorities said.

On May 27, 2017, at about midnight, San Bernardino County Sheriffs Barstow Deputy David Johnson observed a male riding an off-road quad on Barstow Road with no lights and no helmet.

Barstow Road is a high traffic thoroughfare and the rider showed no regard for the safety of other vehicles on the roadway.

The deputy feared the rider would be injured or would injure someone else, so he initiated a traffic stop.

Edward Marquez failed to yield to Johnson’s activated lights and siren and drove into the residential neighborhood adjacent to the Barstow Sheriff station.

A pursuit ensued and other Barstow Station deputies responded to assist. During the pursuit, Marquez turned into a dead end and was trapped. He fled on foot from the quad but was quickly apprehended without incident.

Marquez was subsequently charged with Vehicle Theft and Failure to Yield to a police vehicle. He was booked at the Barstow Jail with $110,000 bail.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact Deputy David Johnson or Sergeant James Evans at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Barstow Station.

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