San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department

Press Release

DATE/TIME: January 7, 2017 / 11:28 p.m.

INCIDENT: VC 2800.2 Felony Evading / PC 496D(A) Possession of a Stolen Vehicle

LOCATION: Pepper Tree Lane and 29th Street, San Bernardino, Ca.

SUSPECT: Ernesto Flores, age 26 a resident of Ontario

VICTIM: Confidential

Summary

On January 7, 2017, at approximatey 11:28 p.m., Deputy S. Tabor, from the Sheriff’s Central Station initiated a traffic stop on a Honda Accord at Pepper Tree Lane and 29th Street. The vehicle intially stopped then fled at a high rate of speed, south through a residential neighborhood. Tabor activated his overhead lights and siren, but the driver, later identified as Ernesto Flores, continued to flee. The vehicle abruptly stopped and Flores fled from the vehicle on foot. After a brief foot pursuit, Flores was captured and taken into custody. The vehicle was reported stolen out of the city of Ontario. Flores also had an outstanding felony warrant for VC 10851 Grand Theft Automobile. Flores was arrested and booked into Central Detention Center for PC 496D(A) Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and his felony warrant for VC 10851 Grand Theft Automobile.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Central station at (909)387-3545. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call We-Tip Hotlineat 1-800-78-CRIME(27463) or you mayleave information on the website at www.wetip.com.

Refer:Deputy S. Tabor

Station:Central Station

Phone No.(909)387-3545

Case No.011700068

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