HESPERIA One "armed and dangerous" man is at large following a vehicle chase and warrant search that revealed a suspected identify theft and credit-card manufacturing operation in Summit Valley, sheriff's officials said.


San Bernardino County Sheriff's officials describe at-large suspect Sergio Serrano, 36, as a 6-foot, 1-inch Hispanic man weighing 175 pounds, with brown hair and eyes.


Serrano is suspected to be one of three men deputies pursued after their late-model Lexus sped away during a traffic stop about 9:44 p.m. Thursday, officials said. With the help of a sheriff's helicopter, other stations' patrol units and the California Highway Patrol, Hesperia deputies followed the vehicle to a sprawling residence in the 4900 block of Dukes Country Road.


Once at the residence, the vehicle's three occupants fled, officials said.


There deputies arrested Oscar Silverio Tejeda, 35, a known gang member from Long Beach, on suspicion of felony evading, officials said. Tejeda was booked into Victor Valley Jail and additional charges are pending, deputies said. He is scheduled in Victorville Superior Court on Monday and his bail is set at $100,000.


A 17-year-old male also was arrested at the home on suspicion of felony evading and was booked into Apple Valley Juvenile Detention Facility, deputies said.


After obtaining a search warrant for the residence, deputies said they discovered evidence indicating an identity theft and fraudulent credit-card manufacturing operation.


There is a $1 million warrant out for Serrano's arrest. Anyone with information about Serrano or the suspected ID-theft case may call Detective Jarrod Burns at (760) 947-1500. Those wishing to remain anonymous may call WeTip at (800) 78-CRIME or visit www.WeTip.com.