Riverside Police Department
Press Release


For Immediate Release

Date March 31, 2003
Contact Officer Felix Medina
Phone (909) 826-5939
Fax (909) 826-2594


Vehicle Pursuit

Riverside, Ca-  On Monday, March 31, 2003 at approximately 4:48 am, officers from the Riverside Police Department responded to the 1400 block of Satinwood Ct. reference a “Stolen Vehicle in-progress” radio call. Witnesses reported the suspect vehicle to be a white Chevy S-10 extended cab truck. A Riverside Police Officer observed the truck leaving the area and initiated a traffic stop. As the officer exited his patrol car and walked towards the truck, the truck sped away.

Officers pursued the truck through the cities of Riverside, San Bernardino and Highland. While they traveled on the northbound 215 freeway, they reached speeds in excess of 100 m.p.h. After approximately 22 minutes, officers from the California Highway Patrol took over the pursuit. The suspects eventually crashed their truck and four occupants were taken into custody and turned over to the Riverside Police Department.

Further investigation revealed that three of the suspects in the vehicle were involved in several other vehicle burglaries in the downtown area. Information regarding the suspects is as follows.

Driver – White Male Juvenile from San Bernardino, booked into Juvenile Hall for Burglary and Felony Evading.

Passenger – White Male Juvenile from San Bernardino, booked into Juvenile Hall for Burglary and Possession of Narcotics.

Passenger – White Female Juvenile from San Bernardino, released to her parents with no charges pending at this time.

Passenger – White Male Adult, Derreck Lawrence Halterman, 19 years old from San Bernardino, booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center for Parole Violation, Burglary and Possession of Narcotics.