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SBSD - Central
Tuesday May 31st, 2022 :: 08:09 a.m. PDT


Man Arrested After Leading Deputies on a Pursuit Through San Bernardino in a Stolen Vehicle

DATE/TIME: May 30, 2022 / 2:56 a.m.

INCIDENT: V.C.2800.2 (a), Evading with Disregard for Public Safety, P.C. 496(D)(A), Possession of Stolen Vehicle  

LOCATION: E. Baseline Street / N. Waterman Avenue, San Bernardino 

SUSPECT(S): Leonardo Hernandez, 43-year-old resident of San Bernardino

VICTIM(S): State of California

SUMMARY: On May 30, 2022, at approximately 2:56 a.m., Deputy Tarankow from the Sheriff's Central Station, located a stolen vehicle at a business at Baseline Street and N. Waterman Avenue. Tarankow initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle and the driver, later identified as Leonardo Hernandez, sped away and refused to pull over. Deputies Tarankow and Solano pursued the vehicle, which drove through multiple red lights and stop signs through the city. Hernandez’ vehicle became disabled after he hit a curb near Highland Avenue and Massachusetts Avenue.   

Hernandez was arrested for evading with disregard for public safety and possession of a stolen vehicle. He was booked into Central Detention Center and is being held on $100,000 bail. 

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 Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME(27463) or you may leave information on the website at

Refer: Deputy A. Tarankow / Deputy M. Solano
Station: Central Station

Phone No. (909) 387-3545

Case No. 012201248

SHANNON D. DICUS, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Central
655 E 3rd St
San Bernardino, CA 92408

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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