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Two detained after pursuit ends on Mariposa Rd in Hesperia

HESPERIA, Calif. ( — Two people were taken into custody after a pursuit that started in Barstow and ended in Hesperia.

It happened on April 15, 2022, at about 5:00 pm, along Mariposa Road, just south of Mesquite Street.

A stolen silver 2007 Nissan Frontier occupied by a male driver and a female passenger led the Barstow California Highway Patrol on a pursuit.

pursuit suspect taken into custody
(Hugo C. Valdez,

The vehicle drove erratically along the shoulder of the freeway before exiting onto Mariposa Road where it crashed with a Hesperia PD patrol vehicle.

Details on the reason for the pursuit or information on the suspects detained were not available at the time of this article.

UPDATE 4/16 — The male driver was identified as 34-year-old Daniel Ray Martinez, a resident of Indio. He was arrested for PC496D(A), VC10851(A), and VC2800.2(A) and is being held on a $100,000 bail. He is scheduled for a court appearance on April 19th. The female passenger identified as 27-year-old Monica Valenzuela, a resident of Vista was arrested for the same charges and is also being held on a $100,000 bail.

pursuit suspect taken into custody
(Hugo C. Valdez,
pursuit suspect taken into custody
(The truck was stolen. Drew Rodriguez,

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