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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Date/Time Occurred: Thursday, July 31, 2014


Crime or Incident: VC 10851 (Grand Theft Auto) / PC 245 (Assault with Deadly Weapon)   


Location:    Jiffy Lube Peyton Drive., City of Chino Hills


Victim(s):    #1- Male, 23 years of age, resident of the City of Los Angeles

                          #2- Male, 31 years of age, resident of the City of Ontario


Suspect: Gonzalo Salgado, 38 years of age, resident of West Covina


On Thursday, July 31, 2014, Salgado stole Victim #1’s vehicle from the Jiffy Lube parking lot located off Peyton Drive in Chino Hills.  Victim #2 drove his vehicle in an attempt to follow Salgado, but Salgado intentionally rammed the stolen vehicle against victim’s vehicle, thus causing the victim to discontinue following the suspect.


A short time later, deputies located the victim’s vehicle abandoned in front of a food establishment near the Chino Spectrum. Deputies, with the assistance of Chino Police Department and Sheriff’s Aviation Division, conducted a massive search for Salagado, but Salgado was not immediately located. On the same day, at approximately 9:00 p.m., deputies responded to the area of Eucalyptus Avenue / Pipeline Avenue to investigate a report of a suspicious man matching the description of Salgado. Deputies searched the area and located Salgado walking on Eucalyptus Avenue. Salgado fled from deputies on foot and after a brief search, Salgado was located hiding in a nearby parking lot.


After the arrest, deputies learned Salgado is on probation for auto theft and recently released from State Prison under the Assembly Bill 109-(Prisoner Realignment.) Deputies booked Salgado at the West Valley Detention Center for investigation of Grand Theft Auto and Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Salgado remains in custody in lieu of $50,000 bail.


Chino Hills Police/Sheriff's Station

14077 Peyton Drive, Chino Hills, CA. 91709


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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