San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: July 26, 2016, at 11:31PM

INCIDENT: Grand Theft Auto, Felony Failure to Yield

LOCATION: Anderson/I10 Freeway

SUSPECT(S): Michael Edward Ramsey, 30yo resident of San Bernardino

VICTIM(S): Confidential

Summary

On July 26, 2016, at 11:31PM, the victim called the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s dispatch to report their red 2000 Honda Civic with white rims had just been stolen. Minutes later, Deputy Carrico observed a vehicle matching the description of the stolen, getting on the I10 freeway westbound from Anderson St. in the city of Loma Linda. The suspected stolen vehicle immediately sped away onto the freeway. Deputy Carrico activated his emergency lights with siren and the suspect failed to yield. The suspect, later identified as Michael Edward Ramsey, led deputies on a high speed chase for several miles, driving at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. Ramsey drove without due regard for public safety, running red lights and stop signs, before he stopped and fled on foot. In his hasty attempt to elude capture, Ramsey broke into a garage in the area of W. 27th and N. Crescent, in the city of San Bernardino. Deputies located Ramsey in the garage, where he was taken into custody. Due to the outstanding attention to detail and teamwork from the deputies, the victim’s vehicle was returned and he was able to drive it home.

         

During the investigation, Sheriff’s Deputies learned that Ramseywas on Active Felony Probation for Possession of Stolen Vehicle/Grand Theft Auto, as a result of California Assembly Bill 109.

       

As part of Governor Jerry Brown’s Realignment Plan, or Assembly Bill 109, to comply with a U.S. Supreme Court Decision requiring the state to lower its prison population; offenders with non-violent, non-sexual and non-serious convictions will serve reduced sentences in county jails and be placed on local supervision through county Probation.

 

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com.

 

Refer: C. Carrico

Station: Central Station

Case #: 011603118

Phone No. (909) 387-3545

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