Grand Theft Auto &

Assault 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.

The San 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.

Responding San 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.           


The Region II Major Accident Investigation Team is investigating the collision.  Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the :

Hesperia Station


Callers wishing to remain

anonymous are urged to call

We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463)

We-Tip Hotline at 


Refer: Hesperia Station

Phone No. (760)947-1500

Case No. 191708439


John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County

Sheriff-Coroner Department


SBSD - Hesperia Police Department

15840 Smoketree St

Hesperia, CA 92345