Suspect Attempts To Take Deputy’s Gun And Vehicle

Staff Reports

Chino Hills- The Chino Hills Police Department arrested a suspicious suspect last week after attempting to grab a Deputy’s gun and vehicle during an altercation.

On July 27, a deputy from the Chino Hills Police Department came into contact with the suspect identified as Taylor Smith, 24 year-old, resident of San Bernardino.

Smith was standing suspiciously next to a vehicle in a commercial business complex that is located near Los Serranos Country Club and Torrey Pines Drive.

Once the deputy approached Smith, the suspect fled on foot and out of the deputy’s sight. The suspect then returned to the vehicle after a short time. The deputy then attempted again to detain Smith to investigate, but Smith resisted the lawful orders and a physical altercation occurred. In the midst of trying to gain control of Smith, Smith grabbed the deputy’s firearm and attempted to remove it from the holster.

Although the officer prevented Smith from grabbing his weapon, the suspect was able to break free from the deputy and ran to the deputies marked patrol vehicle. However, Smith’s failed attempts to gain control and take the vehicle led the deputy to arrest and take him into custody where he was booked into the West Valley Detention Center and is being held on $50,000.00 bail.

If you have additional information, please call the Chino Hills Police Department at (909) 364-2000 or WeTip at 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463).