Theft Auto &
with a Deadly Weapon
Early Wednesday morning (October 25, 2017,
at 12:33 A.M. San Bernardino County
Sheriff Deputies and Hesperia Police
Officers received a report of a stolen vehicle from the Hidden Tavern
located on Main Street. The owner of the stolen vehicle was the passenger in a
friend’s Toyota Camero, when they located and began following his stolen
vehicle eastbound on Main Street in Hesperia.
Bernardino County Sheriff Deputy responding to the call observed the stolen
vehicle traveling east on Main Street and with lights and siren activated,
attempted to stop the Toyota Camero. As
the driver of the stolen vehicle attempted to turn south onto E Avenue, the
driver lost control and then ran from the scene. The driver of the Camero
stopped in the eastbound lanes of Main Street, exited the vehicle and began
chasing the suspect. The passenger, Patrick Chambers, exited the vehicle and
was standing in the open door of the Toyota Camero as Sheriff Deputies approached.
Unbeknownst to the responding San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputy,
the stolen vehicle had a mechanical malfunction causing the vehicle to deposit
engine oil on the roadway for approximately 1000 feet. As the Deputy attempted
to stop near the Camero, the patrol car slid, unable to stop, hitting the passenger side of
the Toyota Camero and struck Patrick Chambers.
Bernardino County Sheriff Deputies immediately called for medical aid and began
CPR, but Patrick was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Possession of Stolen Property
Jordan Pence was arrested and booked at High Desert Detention Center for
Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Possession of Stolen Property. Pence is
scheduled for arraignment on October 27, 2017 in Victorville Superior Court.
Bail is set at $100,000.
Pence has numerous arrest warrants for
narcotics violations, traffic-related incidents and a felony warrant for
Possession of Stolen Property with $50,000 bail.
II Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the collision. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact
Callers wishing to remain
anonymous are urged to call
We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463)
We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com
Refer: Hesperia Station
Phone No. (760)947-1500
Case No. 191708439
John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County
SBSD - Hesperia
15840 Smoketree St
Hesperia, CA 92345