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DATE/TIME: November 13, 2018 /4:50 P.M.

INCIDENT: PC 496d(a) Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, CVC 2800.2 Reckless Evading of a Peace Officer

LOCATION: N.State St./W. Darby St., Muscoy

SUSPECT Terence Jerome Coats, 35 years old, resident of Adelanto.


On November 13, 2018, Deputy E. Fakhoury located a stolen vehicle traveling southbound on State St. in Muscoy. The driver, later identified as Terence Jerome Coats, immediately noticed the marked Sheriff’s unit behind him and accelerated at a high rate of speed, running stop signs and red lights. A pursuit ensued through the city of San Bernardino where Coats continued to drive recklessly at high speeds without regard for public safety. Once he entered a residential area, the pursuit was terminated. Coats abandonded the vehicle and fled on foot but was located in the backyard of a residence and taken into custody without further incident.

Coats was found to be a career criminal and a documented criminal street gang member. He was arrested for PC 496d(a), Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and CVC 2800.2, Reckless Evading of a Peace Officer and booked into the West Valley Detention Center.

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 We-Tip Hotlineat 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the website at

Refer:             Deputy E. Fakhoury

Station:          Central Station

Phone No.     (909)387-3545

Case No.       011803063

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department