At 3:27 p.m. Feb. 10, a California Highway Patrol officer observed four off-road motorcycles on Little Mountain Drive northbound from 27th Street. The officer initiated an enforcement stop but the motorcycles attempted to elude, and a pursuit ensued.
“The rider of the off-road motorcycle being pursued pulled alongside the motor officer and attempted to kick the officer off his patrol motorcycle,” said a press release. “In an attempt to evade officers, the pursued motorcycle fled into the dirt wash.”
San Bernardino County sheriff’s helicopter 40K arrived overhead and directed CHP units to the location of the motorcycle. CHP units established a containment of the dirt wash area and the unidentified rider, a 23-year-old San Bernardino man, was taken into custody without incident.
“During the containment/pursuit, a black Yamaha street motorcycle continued to interfere with CHP units,” the release said. “On numerous occasions, the rider swerved towards patrol vehicles and traveled at high speeds in what appeared to be an attempt to draw the CHP units away from the original pursuit.”
After the first suspect was taken into custody, the rider of the black Yamaha rapidly accelerated away from CHP units and another pursuit ensued. The pursuit traversed several surface streets in light traffic before entering Interstate 215 southbound to State Route 210 westbound, using all lanes at a high rate of speed.
CHP ground units discontinued the pursuit as the helicopter continued to follow the motorcycle from above. With the assistance of Rialto Police Department, the unidentified rider, a 19-year-old San Bernardino man, was intercepted at the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Sycamore Avenue and taken into custody without further incident.