San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: January 10, 2016, 7:55 p.m.

INCIDENT: Vehicle Pursuit / Child Endangerment LOCATION: Sparks Street / Cunningham Street, city of Highland SUSPECT(S): Nauma Castaneda, 27 year old resident of Highland


On Sunday, January 10th, at approximately 7:55 p.m., while on routine patrol, Deputy Shannon Deasey noticed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed northbound on Victoria Avenue near Sparks Street. Deputy Deasey attempted to initiate a traffic stop on the vehicle. The vehicle, a blue Honda, sped away from the marked patrol car.

The driver, later identified as Nauma Castaneda, failed to yield to the emergency lights and sirens. Castaneda did not obey traffic signals and sped through residential neighborhoods at high speeds. Nauma Castaneda eventually stopped and surrendered. He was taken into custody without incident. Castaneda’s four children, all aged 7 and younger, were located unharmed in the backseat of the vehicle. Castaneda was arrested for evading a peace officer and child endangerment. He was also found to have been driving on a suspended drivers license. He was booked into the Central Detention Center. Refer: Deputy. S. Deasey Station: Highland Phone No. (909) 425-9793 Case No. 131600141

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