News Alert!!: Needles, CA: A police pursuit on Interstate 40 ends in the arrest of a Minnesota man.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 8:03pm PT on Sunday, October 25th, 2015, Deputy Jenkins responded to McDonald’s reference a theft.
Once on scene Deputy Jenkins was given a description of the suspect and the vehicle he was driving.
Deputy Jenkins began to conduct an area check, at which time, he located the vehicle at a business on the 2400 block of Needles Highway in Needles, California.
The suspect exited the business and got into the vehicle and began to drive away.
Deputy Jenkins conducted a records check on the vehicle, which was determined to be stolen out of Texas.
The suspect entered the interstate and began to proceed east bound on Interstate 40.
Deputies attempted a traffic stop on the stolen vehicle at Interstate 40 and East Broadway, however the driver field to yield.
Deputies deployed a spike strip at Park Moabi Road in Needles, California, which the suspect struck.
The vehicle became disabled and the suspect came to a stop approximately ½ mile east of Park Moabi Road.
The driver, 43 year old Orlando Rice of Rochester, Minnesota, was taken into custody without incident.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station at: 1 (760) 326-9200.
Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotline at: 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at: www.wetip.com
**** The name or names of the suspect or suspects were released to the public and to media by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Anybody who doesn’t like he’s or her’s name or names of the suspect or suspects should contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to have he’s or her’s name or names remove and reissue a updated press release to the public and media. Until then ZachNews will not remove the name or names and will not remove the news story until San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department to have them remove and reissue a updated press release without name or names of the suspect or suspects to the public and media. Thank You. ****