On Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at approximately 1:45 p.m., a
deputy of the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station patrolling the area of E. Shay Rd./N.
Palamino Rd. in Baldwin Lake received an electronic automatic license plate
reader notification of a possible stolen vehicle. The vehicle is confirmed as a stolen 2014
silver Hyundai Elantra, occupied by three subjects. The driver failed to yield to an attempted
vehicle stop, initiating a high speed pursuit.
The driver continued down Highway 18 towards Lucerne Valley at speeds in
excess of 80 miles per hour and crossing the double yellow line multiple
times. The driver lost control of the
vehicle in front of the Mitsubishi Plant, causing it to roll over. Injuries were sustained by all three
occupants of the stolen vehicle.
Highway 18 is closed from Baldwin Lake to Lucerne in both
directions at this time. Downbound
traffic is being turned around on Highway 18 at Delta Way. Highway 18 is estimated to be closed for the
next 3 to 5 hours. Motorists are advised
to use Highway 330 through Highland or Highway 38 through Redlands for travel
to and from the Big Bear area.
Investigation remains ongoing.
Refer: Tiffany Swantek, PIO
Station: Big Bear
Phone No. 909-866-0100