‚ÄčHigh Chase within 61/2 Hours 

Reported by San Bernardino County/Big Bear Sheriff

 

# 1  INCIDENT                                                          

INCIDENT: Arrest Following Vehicle Pursuit

LOCATION: Avalon Rd. at Catalina Rd., Big Bear Lake

SUSPECT: Castro, Noe 19-year-old HMA

VICTIM: People of the State of California

Shortly before 10:30 P.M. Monday night, San Bernardino County/Big Bear Sheriff Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a red Ford Mustang at Fox Farm Road and McAllister Road for failure to stop at a posted stop sign. The driver of the vehicle failed to yield, initiating a vehicle pursuit in the residential neighborhood of Fox Farm.

The driver, identified as Noe Castro, reached speeds of approximately 70 miles per hour. Castro eventually came to a stop at the intersection of Avalon Road and Catalina Road in Big Bear Lake.

Castro was arrested without further incident and his vehicle was towed. Castro remains in custody on felony charges of evading a peace officer and disregard for public safety in lieu of $100,000 bail. An arraignment hearing in this matter is set for Wednesday October 29, 2014.


# 2  INCIDENT

INCIDENT: Pursuit Intervention Technique Results in Felony Arrest

LOCATION: State Route 38 at Angeles Oaks

SUSPECT: Stephen Cano, 31-year-old HMA

VICTIM: People of the State of California

At approximately 5:00 A.M. this morning, a San Bernardino County/Big Bear Sheriff Deputy heard screaming coming from the Travelodge in Big Bear Lake,  while conducting a check of the area near Big Bear Boulevard and Cienega Road.

 The Sheriff Deputy determined the disturbance to be a physical altercation between a male and female. As the deputy made contact with the female involved in the incident, he noticed a male subject get into a vehicle and sped away from the location heading east on Big Bear Boulevard.

Additional deputies responded to the incident and located the vehicle near Bartlett Road and Village Drive. The driver of the vehicle failed to yield, initiating a pursuit. A records check of the license plate was conducted and the vehicle was found to be stolen.

 The vehicle continued east on Big Bear Boulevard at speeds nearing 90 miles per hour.  Sheriff Deputies followed the vehicle onto SR-38 toward Onyx Summit. Yucaipa Sheriff Deputies assisted with the pursuit and deployed a spike strip on

SR-38 in Angeles Oaks. Also, Big Bear Deputies performed a pursuit intervention technique that effectively stopped the vehicle in Angeles Oaks.

 The suspect, identified as 31-year-old Stephen Cano, was taken into custody without further incident and booked on felony charges of spousal abuse, possession of a stolen vehicle, evading a peace officer, and disregard for public safety. Cano remains in custody in lieu of $100,000 bail. An arraignment hearing in this matter is set for October 30, 2014 at San Bernardino County Superior Court.