After the crash

A damaged sheriff's patrol SUV is loaded onto the back of a tow truck on the scene of a Two Mile Road accident Saturday morning, Dec. 21.

JOSHUA TREE — Sheriff’s deputies are looking for Gilbert Gonzalez, 31, of Twentynine Palms, who led them on a high-speed chase starting at the Joshua Tree cemetery Saturday morning, Dec. 21.

Deputies said they spotted two suspicious vehicles at Joshua Tree Memorial Park in the 60100 block of Twentynine Palms Highway around 6:02 a.m. Saturday.

Gonzalez, one of the drivers, was found to have active warrants for vehicle theft in San Bernardino and Orange counties.

Deputies tried to contact Gonzalez but he drove away. He allegedly drove through the cemetery grounds and damaged some of the property before heading east into downtown Joshua Tree.

The chase continued into Twentynine Palms, where deputies stopped the pursuit due to excesive speeds.

Gonzalez’s vehicle was later found abandoned near Sunnyslope Drive and Datura Avenue.

Two patrol vehicles were damaged when they collided with each other during the search for Gonzalez on Two Mile Road near Alpine Avenue.

A warrant has been issued for Gonzalez’s arrest. He is described as a Hispanic man, about 5 foot 11 and weighing 180 pounds.

Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department Morongo Basin Station at (760) 366-4175. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may contact We-Tip at 1-888-78-CRIME.

(5) comments

Josh

Yaaaaaaaa right.

Jimbo5150

The sheriffs patrol cars crashed into each other? Sounds like dukes of hazard!

And the dems want to take our gun rights?

Jimbo5150

I am happy that no dead people were hurt!

Jimbo5150

Always censored by the left for speaking the truth!

joetheplumber

I don't see the connection between this story and gun rights. This looks more like a meth related incident.

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