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SBSD - Victorville Police Department
Wednesday March 29th, 2023 :: 07:47 p.m. PDT


Pusuit Suspect Taken into Custody After Fleeing at a High Rate of Speed

DATE/TIME: March 28, 2023 / 1:50 p.m.

INCIDENT: Evading a Peace Officer with a Disregard for Safety

LOCATION: La Mesa Road and Del Gado Road, Victorville

SUSPECT(S): Elijah Janacua, 34-year-old Male, Resident of Victorville 

VICTIM(S): State of California

SUMMARY: On Tuesday, March 28, 2023, at approximately 1:50 p.m., Deputy Carroll from the Victorville Police Department observed a black Cadillac failing to yield to an ambulance driving with activated emergency lights and sirens. Carroll conducted a traffic stop and identified the driver as Elijah Janacua. During the stop, when Deputy S. Ramirez contacted Janacua, he drove away and led deputies on a vehicle pursuit.

During the pursuit, Janacua drove with a disregard for safety when he failed to stop at stop signs, stoplights, drove at high rates of speed over 100 miles per hour on the freeway, and 70 miles per hour on surface streets.

Deputy Cote with the Traffic Division effectively deployed spike strips to the suspect’s vehicle which allowed Ramirez to conduct a pit maneuver. Janacua’s vehicle was disabled, and he was taken into custody without incident. He was booked at High Desert Detention Center for felony evading a peace officer with a disregard for safety. Currently, he is in custody with a bail set at $100,000.

Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to contact Deputy Carroll with the Victorville Police Department at (760) 241-2911 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 leave information on the We-Tip website at

Refer: Tricia Blake, Media Relations

Station: Victorville Police Department

Phone No. (760) 241-2911

Case No. 172303845

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

SBSD - Victorville Police Department
14200 Amargosa Rd
Victorville, CA 92392

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Non-emergencies: 909-387-3700

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