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SBSD - Apple Valley Police Department
Thursday June 9th, 2022 :: 12:12 p.m. PDT


Woman Leads Deputies on a Pursuit Through Apple Valley and Victorville

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, June 7, 2022 / 11:20 a.m.

INCIDENT: Evading a Peace Officer with Disregard for Public Safety 

LOCATION: 17000 block of State Hwy 18 in the Town of Apple Valley 

SUSPECT(S):  Martha Hernandez, a 70-year-old resident of Victorville

SUMMARY: On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, deputies with the Apple Valley Police Department were dispatched to a report of a reckless driver in the 17000 block of State Hwy 18 in Apple Valley. Deputy Ramires located the vehicle near Apple Valley Road and Quantico Road and attempted a traffic stop. The driver, later identified as Martha Hernandez, failed to yield, and a pursuit ensued. Hernandez led deputies on a 4-mile pursuit, where she drove recklessly through the town of Apple Valley and the city of Victorville. The pursuit ended near Green Tree Boulevard and Seventh Street, where Hernandez was taken into custody with the assistance of deputies from the Victorville Police Department. 

Hernandez was booked at the High Desert Detention Center for evading a Peace Officer with disregard for public safety. She is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact Deputy Ramires at the Apple Valley Police Department at (760) 240-7400 or Sheriff’s Dispatch at (760) 956-5001. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463) or you may leave the information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Jackie Alban, Media Relations

Station: Apple Valley Police Department 

Phone No. (760) 240-7400

Case No. 182203010

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

SBSD - Apple Valley Police Department
14931 Dale Evans Pkwy
Apple Valley, CA 92307

Emergency: 9-1-1

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