San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME:July 5, 2016/ 6:20 pm

INCIDENT:Felony Vehicle Pursuit

LOCATION:Etiwanda Avenue and Whittram Avenue

SUSPECT(S): Brian Young 26-year-old male from Rancho Cucamonga


On July 5, 2016, at approximately 6:20 pm, a Rancho Cucamonga Traffic Division Motor Deputy observed a motorist near Etiwanda Avenue and Whittram Avenue using a cell phone while driving. While the vehicle was stopped at a traffic signal, the deputy pulled alongside the vehicle to verify the offense. The deputy saw a handgun magazine between the driver’s right leg and center console. The deputy repositioned himself behind the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop. The suspect failed to stop and a pursuit ensued. Deputies’ pursued the suspect’s vehicle for several miles. At one point heavy traffic momentarily stopped the suspect’s vehicle. The suspect in an attempt to elude deputies’, sideswiped two stopped vehicle and accelerated away from deputies.

As the suspect continued to evade pursuing deputies, the suspect began discarding handgun components and bullets outside his vehicle’s window. Near the intersection of Etiwanda Avenue and Wilson Avenue, the suspect abruptly turned into a dirt field. His vehicle quickly became disabled. He exited his vehicle and attempted to run from pursuing deputies. After a short foot pursuit, Brian Young was taken into custody.

When the suspect’s vehicle became disabled in the dirt field, several rocks from his vehicles spinning tires struck a deputies front windshield. Initially, investigators believed Young might have shot at pursuing deputies, but as the investigation developed, it was determined rock debris cause the damaged front windshield.

Young was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon and felony evading. He was booked into the West Valley Detention Center, and his bail is set at $100,000. Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department (909) 477-2800. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip website at www.wetip.

Refer:Deputy Brandon Steffler
Station:Rancho Cucamonga Station
Case #:111608085
Phone No.909-477-2800

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