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(VIDEO) Loaded gun found in vehicle after Victorville pursuit ends

VICTORVILLE, Calif. ( A loaded gun and drug paraphernalia were found in a vehicle that was involved in a pursuit Thursday morning.

On Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 1:12 a.m. Deputy M. Martinez from the Victorville Police Department observed a white Ford Mustang parked near the intersection of 7th Street and La Paz Drive, with expired registration tags officials said.

When the deputy made contact with the occupants of the vehicle the suspect started the car and drove off.

The driver was later identified as Andrew Steven Adkins, 35 of Victorville.

During the 7 mile pursuit Adkins ran several stop signs and red lights, crossed into opposing traffic lanes, and collided into a marked police vehicle, officials said.

“A pursuit intervention maneuver (PIT) was used near the intersection of Denham Lane and Pismo Lane, ending the pursuit,” Sheriff’s officials said in a statement.

Adkins was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for evading a peace officer, assault with a deadly weapon, and being a felon in possession of a firearm. The passenger in the vehicle was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and released at the scene.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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