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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Date/Time:        December 29, 2013/1:07 a.m.

Incident:           Highland - Felony Evading

Location:          Lankershim Avenue and Cypress Street, Highland

Suspect(s):       Unknown


On Sunday, December 29, 2013,  at approximately 01:07 hours, Highland deputies heard gun shots in the area of Lankershim Avenue and Cypress Street in the City of Highland. Immediately following the gun shots, deputies heard a vehicle with a loud exhaust drive out of the area at a high rate of speed.


Deputies followed the sound of the car to the area of 5th Street and the 210 freeway.  Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle on the 210 freeway at the San Bernardino off ramp. The vehicle failed to yield and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit ended in the 7700 block of Merito Avenue were the suspect ran from the vehicle. An area check was conducted with the assitance of Central Station deputies, the sheriff's departments helicopter 40K4 and San Bernardino Police Department. The suspect was not located.  Inside the vehicle, deputies located a stolen handgun.


Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Deputy George Ledesma at the Highland Sheriff's Station at 909-425-9793 or call We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME.  You can remain anonymous.


Refer:        Deputy George Ledesma

Station:      Highland Police Department

Phone No.:  (909) 425-9793

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700

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