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SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
Tuesday April 16th, 2024 :: 07:37 a.m. PDT


16-Year-Old Boy Arrested After Leading Deputies on a Vehicle Pursuit

DATE/TIME: April 11, 2024, at approximately 1:16 a.m.

INCIDENT: Felony Evading

LOCATION: City of Needles

SUSPECT(S): Confidential Male Juvenile, Age16, Resident of Mohave Valley, AZ
                        Confidential Male Juvenile, Age 14, Resident of Fort Mohave, AZ

VICTIM(S): State of California

SUMMARY: On Thursday, April 11, 2024, at approximately 1:16 a.m., deputies from the Colorado River Station / Needles Police Department attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle for no headlights. The vehicle failed to yield and lead deputies on a pursuit through residential streets into Mohave Valley, AZ. The pursuit terminated near Palo Verde and Ranchero after the driver lost control of the vehicle and rolled into the desert. The two occupants then fled on foot into the desert. The passenger, a 14-year-old male juvenile, was taken into custody a short time after. The driver, a 16-year-old male juvenile, continued to flee on foot in an attempt to elude capture. Deputies continued pursuing the 16-year-old juvenile through the desert and was ultimately able to take him into custody a short time later, without incident.

The 16 -year-old male juvenile was transported and booked at the Apple Valley Juvenile Hall for CVC2800.2(A)- Felony Evading, pending a court hearing.

 The 14 year old male juvenile was issued a citation and released to his parents, pending a  court hearing. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Deputy B. Whitmer of the the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department at (760) 326-9200. Callers wishing to remain anonymous may contact the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78CRIME (27463), or may leave information on the We-Tip website at

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Refer: Deputy B. Whitmer

Station: Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department

Phone No. (760) 326-9200

Case No. 102400092

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

SBSD - Colorado River Sheriffs Department
1111 Bailey Ave
Needles, CA 92363

Emergency: 9-1-1

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