San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: July 1, 2016, 9:47 pm

 

INCIDENT: CVC 2800.2 / Felony Failure to Yield

 

LOCATION: 2 Mile x Mariposa, 29 Palms

 

SUSPECT(S): Bruce Edginton / 25 Year Old Male / 29 Palms

 

VICTIM(S): Raven Castruita / 31 Year Old Female / 29 Palms

Summary

On Friday, July 1, 2016 at approximately 9:47 pm, Deputy Ryan Arthurton saw a white male, later identified as Bruce Edginton, illegally riding an off road motorcycle west on 2 Mile Road from Mariposa. Arthurton attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the unregistered vehicle and Edginton fled west on 2 Mile road to Lear, south on Lear to SR 62, east on 62 to Utah Trail, north on Utah to Amboy and east on Amboy where he attempted to run a red light and was struck by a Dodge Caravan driven by Raven Castruita. Edginton’s motorcycle flew into Arthurton’s patrol unit after being hit by the Caravan. The collision caused moderate damage to both vehicles. During the fourteen mile pursuit, Edginton ran red lights on SR 62 with speeds in excess of 90 MPH and drove into oncoming lanes of traffic. Edginton showed blatant disregard for the safety of all citizens in the 29 Palms area. Edginton was flown to Desert Regional Medical Center for his injuries. Castruita and Arthurton were uninjured during the accident. During a search of Edginton’s backpack deputies located less than one ounce of marijuana and a glass methamphetamine pipe. The report will be sent to the Morongo Basin District Attorney’s Office for review and filing of charges.

 

Anyone with information regarding the investigation of this crime is encouraged to contact the Morongo Basin Station at 760-366-4175 or We-Tip at 1-800-78-CRIME.    

   

Refer:Sergeant Jim Thornburg

 

Station:Morongo Basin Station

 

Phone No.(760) 366-4175

 

Case No.201601131

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