Theft Suspect Sought

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Chino PD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the theft suspect pictured above.

Photo courtesy: City of Chino
Chino PD is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the theft suspect pictured above.

Chino – The Chino Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a vehicle theft suspect after a pursuit took place in Chino last week.

On Monday, July 11, at 7:49 a.m., a Chino Police Officer attempted to stop a blue Sand Rail, off-road vehicle that was driving recklessly near the intersection of Bickmore and Euclid Avenue in Chino. It was later learned that the vehicle was previously stolen from the City of Norco.

The driver fled at high speeds in the off-road vehicle and refused to stop. A pursuit began for several minutes until it was cancelled due to safety concerns. The vehicle then became disabled in the 15500 block of El Prado Road, where the driver fled on foot into the Chino Creek Basin, according to the City of Chino.

Chino Officers and Chino Hills Deputies, along with an Ontario Police Department helicopter, searched for the suspect for several hours but they were unable to locate him.

The suspect was identified as a Hispanic adult male who is approximately 25-30 years old. Surveillance camera images of the suspect were released and the Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating or identifying the suspect.

Anyone who can help locate or identify this suspect can contact Officer Thomas at (909) 334-3103 or mthomas@chinopd.org.