On 9-20-2012 at about 1:54am, a Hemet Police Officer witnessed a white Toyota pick-up truck run a stop sign at Latham Avenue and Juanita Street at about 50 miles per hour. The officer caught up with the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop near Taylor Street and Oakland Avenue.
The driver refused to stop and accelerated away, driving east on Oakland Avenue. A pursuit was initiated and, due to the time, traffic was minimal. Officers followed the suspect vehicle around Hemet and into the Valle Vista area east of Hemet. In the area of Soboba Street and Mountain Avenue, the driver backed into a police unit causing damage.
The suspect continued after the collision and finally pulled over on Howard Street in the Valle Vista area, east of Hemet. The driver was arrested and is facing several serious charges.
Gunnar Halman 24 years from Hemet.