SR-18 North of PANORAMA POINT
Friday afternoon October 30, 2015, California
Highway Patrol Officer Lomenick, ID 17673,
attempted to make an enforcement stop on a white Lincoln Continental for having
tinted windows (26708(a)(1) CVC) and no rear license plate (5200(a) CVC).
The Lincoln slowed and turned into a wide
turnout at call box 18-156, but did not stop and continued into the number 2
lane of northbound State Route 18. The
Lincoln accelerated and utilized all northbound lanes in an attempt to
evade. Officer Lomenick activated the
siren and advised dispatch of the pursuit.
The Lincoln reached speeds of approximately 70 miles per hour on SR-18.
The Lincoln transitioned to State Route 138
where it passed two vehicles across double yellow lines. The Lincoln reached speeds of approximately
50 miles per hour on State Route 138.
The Lincoln veered left onto Crestline Cutoff. Just east of Waterman Canyon Road the Lincoln
pulled to the right and slowed. Two
juveniles exited the right front and right rear of the Lincoln.
The right front passenger appeared to be a
Hispanic female approximately 12 years of age.
The right rear passenger was a Hispanic male approximately 10 years of
age. The Lincoln again accelerated in an
attempt to evade. The Lincoln ran the
stop sign at Crestline Road and again at Crest Forest Drive. The Lincoln continued north on Cottonwood
Drive and into the parking lot of the Crestline Water District located at 777
Cottonwood Drive. At the end of the
parking lot, while the vehicle was traveling at approximately 10 miles per
hour, the driver of the Lincoln exited and fled on foot. The Lincoln continued forward and collided
into an unoccupied parked Nissan Xterra.
The CHP officer pursed the driver of the Lincoln
on foot but was unable to apprehend the suspect. A wants check on the VIN of the Lincoln
showed the Lincoln was stolen from the city of San Bernardino October 15,
2015. A loaded .22 caliber semi-automatic
handgun was located in the passenger compartment along with a glass smoking
A perimeter was established utilizing other CHP
Officers and Deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. A canine officer arrived on the scene and
after an extensive search the suspect was not located. CHP Officers responded to the location where
the juvenile's exited the Lincoln, but were unsuccessful in locating them. The Lincoln was impounded for evidence. CHP Officer Lomenick is handling the
California Highway Patrol Arrowhead/Inland
is located at 31230 State
Route 18 in Running Springs, California.