San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department
DATE/TIME: April 20, 2016 7:00 a.m.
INCIDENT: Grand Theft Auto/ Assault with a Deadly Weapon / Possession of Stolen Property
LOCATION: 33000 block of Yucaipa Blvd., Yucaipa
SUSPECT: Manuel Ramirez, 37 years old, resident of San Bernardino
On Wednesday, April 20, 2016, shortly after 7:00 a.m., Deputy Samuelsen initiated a traffic stop on a Toyota Pickup truck. The driver, later identified as Manuel Ramirez from San Bernardino, tried braking his vehicle hard several times in an attempt to make the motorcycle officer collide into the back of his vehicle. Ramirez turned into the Denny’s restaurant parking lot at 33540 Yucaipa Boulevard and jumped out of the moving vehicle, fleeing on foot. Unknown to Deputy Samuelsen at the time, the pickup was reported stolen from the Redlands area. The driverless pickup truck collided into a concrete bench, newspaper racks and almost hit a pedestrian.
Yucaipa Police units and Sheriff’s Aviation responded and searched the area. After an hour of searching, deputies located Ramirez hiding underneath a bush in the area of Wallace Way and 10th Street. Ramirez was booked at West Valley Detention Center for a no bail warrant for violation of his PRCS probation terms and additional charges of Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Possession of Stolen Property and Grand Theft Auto.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact Deputy Wade Samuelsen at (909)918-2305. 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: Deputy Wade Samuelsen
Station: Yucaipa Station
Phone No. (909)918-2305
Case No. 141601451
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