HESPERIA • A parolee led Hesperia and Victorville sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase through two cities in a stolen vehicle, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Hesperia station officials said Tuesday.
Mark Maxwell, 30, of Hesperia was arrested for possession of stolen property, failure to yield and violating the terms of his parole.
At about 8:45 a.m., a San Bernardino County Sheriff's Auto Theft Task Force member located a stolen black Honda vehicle traveling west on Bear Valley Road, called dispatch and began following it, according to a release.
Deputy Mike Cleary then began to follow the Honda that was being driven by Maxwell, officials later learned. Deputy Brendon Motley also spotted the vehicle and got behind the Honda as it traveled near Cottonwood Avenue and Sycamore Street. When the deputies turned on their lights and sirens, Maxwell refused to stop and instead accelerated.
At times the pursuit reached speeds of 75 mph on Hesperia and Victorville city streets, Roxanne Walker, spokeswoman for the Hesperia station, said.
Nearly five miles from where the chase began, Maxwell finally pulled over at his parents' home in the 12800 block of Sierra Creek Road where he was taken into custody, Walker said. A 17-year-old boy was also found in the Honda, but was not arrested.
Deputies learned Maxwell was a parolee and arrested him.
Maxwell has an extensive arrest record, San Bernardino County superior court documents indicate. He's been arrested for possession of a controlled substance, inflicting corporal injury on a spouse, burglary and numerous vehicle code violations.
Beatriz E. Valenzuela may be reached at (760) 951-6276 or at BValenzuela@VVDailyPress.com.