VICTORVILLE, Calif. (VVNG.com) — A 27-year-old homeless man was taken into custody after leading deputies on a short vehicle pursuit before ditching the car and foot bailing.
It happened at about 11:50 pm, on May 19, 2019, when deputies from the Victorville Sheriff’s Station attempted to make a traffic stop on a Honda Civic for vehicle code violations, officials said.
The driver of the vehicle was later identified as Alejandro Horacio Perez.
Sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez said deputies activated their emergency lights and sirens on Mariposa Road near Cottonwood.
“The driver of the vehicle failed to yield and led deputies on a vehicle pursuit, lasting approximately 4 minutes. During the vehicle pursuit, the driver violated numerous vehicle codes, including excessive speed and failing to yield for red light/stop signs,” stated Rodriguez.
The pursuit came to an end when the vehicle made a turn down a dead end on 11th Avenue and the suspect fled from deputies.
Rodriguez said the suspect ran through the desert but surrendered after a short chase and was taken into custody.
“A check of records on the Honda showed it had been reported stolen from a residence in Victorville on May 7, 2019,” stated Rodriguez.
Perez, a convicted felon on Post Release Community Supervision, was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for vehicle theft and evading a peace officer with disregard for safety.
According to public arrest records, Horacio-Perez is being held without bail for violating his parole and is scheduled for arraignment in a Victorville courtroom later today.