A Man With a Gun Ends in a High Speed Pursuit Through the Streets of SB


On February 5, 2017, at approximately 9:51 a.m., Deputies, from the Sheriff’s Central Station, in conjunction with assisting Highland deputies, responded to the 6900 block of Glasgow Avenue following the report of a man with a gun. Deputies arrived on scene and contacted the suspect Lee Waits sitting in the driver seat of a black Ford F-150 parked at the location. Deputies ordered Waits to turn the vehicle off; Waits refused and fled from deputies at a high rate of speed. The Ford F-150 was reported stolen out of the city of Colton. Deputies activated their overhead lights with sirens and pursued the suspect. Waits fled throughout the streets of San Bernardino and ultimately crashed the vehicle in the area of Baseline Street and Sierra Way. Waits exited the vehicle and fled from deputies on foot; he was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit. Waits was found to have a no-bail warrant for burglary and a second warrant for drug charges. Waits was arrested and booked into West Valley Detention Center for VC 2800.2 Felony Evading and PC 496D(A) Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.

Anyone with information regarding this incident 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