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SBSD - Rancho Cucamonga Police Department
Wednesday April 10th, 2019 :: 05:03 p.m. PDT


Suspect flees from deputies, running across the I-10 fwy. K9 Dare tracks suspect & finds him hiding in bushes

DATE/TIME: April 9, 2019 / 9:40 p.m.
INCIDENT: PC496D(A)- Possession of a Stolen Vehicle
VC2800.2(A)- Evading Police Officers: Disregard for Safety
VC2800.4- Evading Police Officers: Wrong Way Driver

LOCATION: Archibald Avenue / Highland Avenue

SUSPECT: Armando Cesena, 34-years-old from Corona


On Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at approximately 9:40 p.m., deputies from the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department located a stolen vehicle. Deputies attempted a traffic stop at Hermosa Ave. and 19th St. The driver failed to stop, and a pursuit ensued south on Hermosa Ave. San Bernardino County Sheriff Department’s Aviation assisted the deputies with the pursuit which continued through several red lights. The driver, later identified as Armando Cesena, drove into the east parking lot of the American Career College. Cesena fled the scene, ran across all lanes of the 10 freeway into the Panda Inn Restaurant.

A perimeter was set up around the restaurant and surrounding businesses. K9 Dare was deployed near the front door of the restaurant where she acquired a scent. Dare tracked Cesena’s scent from the front doors to the rear of the restaurant, and to bushes where he was found hiding. Cesena was arrested and booked into the West Valley Detention Center where he is being held on $100,000 bail.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to contact the Rancho Cucamonga Police Department. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information at

Refer: Deputy M. Tolbert
Station: Rancho Cucamonga Police Department
Phone No. (909) 477-2800
Report: 111904763

John McMahon, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department

SBSD - Rancho Cucamonga Police Department
10510 Civic Center Dr
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 909-477-2800

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