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Vehicle pursuit and recovery of a stolen vehicle and property
April 2, 2018
NEEDLES, Calif – On Friday, March 30 at about 6:56 a.m., deputies from the San Bernardino County Sheriff -Colorado River Station/ Needles Police Department received information that stolen a 2005 Chevy Tahoe had entered the city limits. he deputies had a report that the vehicle had been stolen the previous day during a residential burglary. They conducted an area check and located the Tahoe parked in front of a home in the 1200 block of Riverview Lane.
They then conducted a surveillance on the Tahoe until a white male approached and drove it away. Deputies initiated a traffic stop at which time the suspect sped away from deputies, resulting in a pursuit. The suspect driver, later identified as Anthony Mayfield (age 25 of Mohave Valley, Arizona) led deputies into Arizona. The pursuit ended shortly after when Mayfield caused the stolen vehicle to become stuck in soft sand. Mayfield fled on foot but was taken into custody as he hid in a near-by shed.
Mayfield is on active parole in Arizona for vehicle theft and had an active no bail warrant for a parole violation. Mayfield was turned over to the Mohave County Sheriff's Department. Stolen property from several residential burglaries that occurred in Needles was recovered from inside the vehicle. The victims of the burglaries were contacted and their property returned.
This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact Deputy Yates or Detective Caronna at the Colorado River Station/Needles Police Department located at 1111 Bailey Ave or call (760) 326-9200.
Persons charged with a crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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