Needles, CA: Person arrested following a police pursuit on a stolen quad.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 8:27am PT on Sunday, January 7th, 2018, Deputy Yates was on patrol in the area of Needles Highway and North K Street in Needles, California when he observed a male subject riding a quad.
The driver, later identified as 35 year old William Powell from Needles, California, accelerated south on North K Street towards Front Street.
Deputy Petersen, who was on a vehicle check at Front Street and North K Street went to assist Deputy Yates.
William Powell tried to elude Deputy Petersen by driving west along the rail road tracks, where he became stuck.
After a short foot pursuit, William Powell was taken into police custody without incident.
The quad William Powell was driving had been report stolen out of Victorville, California.
William Powell was also found in possession of a controlled substance.
Powell was transported to the Colorado River Station Jail for booking and is being held on $50,000 bail, pending a court hearing.
The investigation is ongoing and anybody with additional information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Needles Sheriff’s 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
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