Suspect with loaded rifle is arrested after pursuit in Fontana | News

A suspect suspected of having a loaded rifle in his vehicle drove lawmakers into a chase in Fontana before being arrested, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

On April 1 at about 11:15 p.m., Deputy Trigueros from the Fontana Sheriff’s Station was conducting a proactive patrol near Alder Avenue and San Bernardino Avenue in eastern Fontana when he noticed a late-model Ford Expedition directly in front of him, walked recklessly.

Trigueros activated his emergency lights and siren and tried to stop the traffic in the vehicle, but the driver hurried and fled in an attempt to get away from the marked unit.

Additional units from Fontana Sheriff’s Station, with the help of Sheriff’s Aviation 40 King, responded to assist in tracking the vehicle.

The suspect, later identified as Angel Topete, a 31-year-old Hesperia resident, fled the MPs and drove through the streets of Fontana town regardless of public safety, the Sheriff’s Department said.

Topete briefly entered Interstate 10 westward from Cedar Avenue to Citrus Avenue, then exited the highway and surrendered to marked units. Deputies carried out a high-risk traffic stop and crime in the vehicle where Topete was stopped without further incident.

Deputies searched the vehicle and found that Topete had an illegal assault rifle (type AR-15) with a high-capacity loaded magazine on the passenger side within his means. The assault rifle did not contain a serial number and is known as a ghost weapon.

Deputies also found that the rifle had been fired from the inside of the vehicle through the windshield at an unknown target. Local hospitals were advised to notify investigators from Fontana Sheriff’s Station of any firearm-related casualties.

Anyone with information about this incident is required to contact investigators at the Fontana Sheriff’s Station. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to call the We-Tip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or can leave information at www.wetip.com.

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