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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Fontana PD - Stolen Vehicle Pursuit

FPD Press Release

At approximately 3:10 pm, a Fontana Police Officer was in the area of Sierra and Valley when he observed a stolen 2016 Hyundai, Tucson driving north on Sierra.  The officer attempted a traffic stop but the driver failed to yield.  Ontario PD’s air ship joined the pursuit from above. The suspect vehicle slowed at Sierra and San Bernardino Avenue, where two passengers fled on foot.  Officers in the area quickly detained them and the vehicle pursuit continued through surface streets of Fontana and Rialto then onto the westbound 210 freeway. 

The vehicle exited Campus and continued southbound on surface streets.  The vehicle reportedly struck a curb and possibly a vehicle in the area.  The vehicle then entered the westbound 10 freeway where it exited Central, lost control and overturned.  The vehicle caught fire but was quickly extinguished.  The driver was arrested following a brief struggle with officers.  The driver was taken to an area hospital for treatment prior to booking into the West Valley Detention Center.

 

For media inquiries please contact Officer Richard Guerrero, PIO

(909) 356-7157 rguerrero@fontana.org

 

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