DATE/TIME: Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at approximately 11:05 P.M.
INCIDENT: PC 496 - Possession of Stolen Property.
LOCATION: Interstate-15 - south of Yermo Road, Yermo
SUSPECT: Aaron Frye, age 37, a resident of Long Beach
VICTIM: State of California
On December 9, 2014, at about 11:05 P.M., a deputy from the
Barstow Sheriff's Station stopped a vehicle for displaying paper plates, in violation
of California Vehicle Code 5200. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle
identified himself as Aaron Frye. Frye was found to be on Post Release Communnity
Supervision (Probation) for robbery in Los Angeles County. When the deputy had
Sheriff's Dispatch query the Vehicle Identification Number, the vehicle returned as
stolen out of Cerritos.
The deputy detained Frye and requested a second unit before ordering
Frye out of the vehicle. Frye was cooperative with the deputy and placed his hands
on the steering wheel; however, for an unknown reason, Frye reached down towards the center
console for an unknown object. The deputy, fearing for his safety and believing
Frye had reached for a weapon, fired his service pistol at the vehicle.
Frye drove away from the traffic stop and re-entered the southbound
I-15 freeway. Responding deputies located the stolen vehicle, in the number one
lane of the southbound I-15 freeway about one mile north of Ghost Town Road.
The vehicle had collided with a FedEx tractor trailer. The FedEx truck was
over-turned on the right shoulder of the freeway. The FedEx driver sustained
minor injuries and was treated and released at a local hospital. Frye fled the
scene on foot into the desert area northwest of the freeway. An extensive ground
and air search, utilizing patrol deputies, detectives, bloodhounds and Sheriff's aviation
did not locate Frye and he is still outstanding.
The California Highway Patrol is conducting the investigation
of the traffic collision.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact
Deputy Johnnie Mamon or Sergeant John Roe of the Barstow Sheriff's Station at (760) 256-4838.
Callers who wish to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME
(27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at www.wetip.com Credit: Report provided by the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department.
Refer: Deputy Johnnie Mamon or Sergeant John Roe
Station: Barstow Station
Phone No. (760) 256-4838
Case No. 081401652