Needles, CA: Man from Washington drives into the Colorado River after leading deputies on a police pursuit.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Source: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station (Information and Press Release):

Picture: San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station (Courtesy):

Downtown Needles, California: The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station has released publicly information regarding a man from Washington who drove into the Colorado River after leading deputies on police pursuit that occurred on Monday, August 16th, 2021.

According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Colorado River Station, at approximately 2:45 a.m., deputies from the Colorado River Station / Needles Police Department conducted a traffic stop in the area of G Street and Broadway Street in Needles, for a vehicle code violation. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Edward Pelton and through investigation, deputies discovered an active felony warrant for Pelton’s arrest. When deputies attempted to take Pelton into custody for his warrant, he resisted and fled in his vehicle in a reckless manner with disregard for the publics safety. In an attempt to elude deputies, Pelton drove his vehicle into the Colorado River. Multiple agencies assisted in the search for Pelton who was taken into custody a short time later without incident. Pelton was arrested for felony evading and was later released after being transported to a local hospital due to numerous medical issues.

Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Deputy Sutton at (760) 326-9200. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-Tip Hotline at (800) 78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information at www.wetip.com

For press releases and information, follow the Colorado River Station on twitter at :@CORiverStation

Refer: Deputy K. Sutton

Station: Colorado River Station

Phone No. 760-326-9200

Case No. 102100427

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

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