San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

Date/Time Occurred: Thursday, July 27, 2016

Crime or Incident: PC 69 Obstructing or Resisting an Officer

Location: Los Serranos Country Club Drive and Torrey Pines Drive, Chino Hills

Victim(s): San Bernardino County Deputy Sheriff

Suspect(s): Taylor Smith, age 24 a resident of San Bernardino


Summary

On Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at about 12:30 a.m., a deputy from the Chino Hills Police Department contacted the suspect, Taylor Smith, in a commercial business complex located near Los Serranos Country Club Drive and Torrey Pines Drive in the City of Chino Hills.  Smith was standing next to a vehicle acting suspicious.  Knowing there has been past commercial burglaries in the area, the deputy attempted to make contact with the suspect when, he fled on foot out of the deputy’s sight.  After a short time, the suspect returned to the car. The deputy attempted to detain Smith for investigation but Smith resisted lawful orders and a physical altercation ensued.

As the deputy was attempting to gain control of Smith, Smith grabbed his firearm and attempted to remove it from the holster.The deputy was able to prevent Smith from obtaining his weapon.Smith was able to break free from the deputy’s grip and ran to the marked patrol vehicle where he sat in the driver’s seat and attempted to drive away.The deputy was able to prevent Smith from fleeing in the patrol car and was able to take him into custody.

The deputy received minor scrapes and bruises during the altercations, Smith was not injured.

Smith was booked into the West Valley Detention Center and is being held on $50,000.00 bail.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call the Chino Hills Police Department or WeTip at 1 (800) 78-CRIME(27463).

Station:Chino Hills Police Department

Phone No.:909-364-2000

Case #221602542

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner

San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

Sheriff’s Public Affairs Division

655 E. Third Street

San Bernardino, California 92415-0061

Telephone: (909) 387-3700