Loma Linda, CA: Suspect arrested after short police pursuit in stolen truck.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 8:47pm PT on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016, a concerned citizen contacted dispatch stating he thought he was behind his friend’s stolen Nissan Titan Truck.
The citizen followed the truck and updated dispatch with the truck’s location until deputies responded.
San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Aviation quickly located the truck as it travelled westbound on Barton Road and later entered San Bernardino, California.
The suspect driver drove erratically after he observed the light from the Sheriff’s helicopter.
The suspect driver turned down a dead end street on Liberty Court just past Anapolis Circle in San Bernardino, California.
The suspect driver stopped the truck at the end of the cul-de-sac and ran from the vehicle on foot.
Deputies Rappisi and Leon were the first deputies at the scene.
They quckly detained the male suspect after a brief foot pursuit.
The male suspect was identified as 29 year old Ernest Salgado from Colton, California.
Ernest Salgado is on formal PRCS probation with an ankle monitoring device that was not charged.
The Felony PRCS probation was created as a result of California Assembly Bill 109 (AB109).
As part of California Governor Jerry Brown’s Realignment Plan, or Assembly Bill 109, to comply with a United States Supreme Court Decision requiring the state to lower its prison population; offenders with non-violent, non-sexual and non-serious convictions will serve reduced sentences in county jails and are placed on local supervision through county probation.
Ernest Salgado was arrested for Grand Theft Automobile and Possession of Stolen Property, and was booked into the Central Detention Center.
The truck had been reported stolen in Redlands, California on Sunday, September 18th, 2016.
The truck was released to the registered owner at the scene.
Anyone with information regarding this case is urged to contact Central Station at (909) 387-3545. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the website at: http://www.wetip.com
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