Police chase Wednesday, 04/06/2016, at approximately 10:35 pm, in Hemet, CA with the suspect reaching speeds of up to 90 mph, running red lights and driving a stolen vehicle. Hemet San Jacinto Gang Task force members attempted to stop a vehicle in the areas of Cawston and Esplanade Ave in the city of Hemet, CA. California Highway Patrol was also involved in the pursuit and performed a PIT maneuver to stop the chase once the suspect reduced speed. The pursuit ended at W Kimball Ave, Hemet, CA.
The diver of the vehicle was recognized as Cody Barnett who was known to be on Post Release Community Supervision for possession of a stolen vehicle, reckless evading of officers, and possession of a controlled substance. Barnett was also believed to be in possession of a firearm. He was arrested in the past for felony evading, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession for sale of methamphetamine and violation of probation. According to the press release regarding his last arrest; the stolen vehicle Barnett was driving at that time was a white Ford Explorer with a license plate was registered to a Chevrolet truck. He was also found in possession of about 3.8 grams of methamphetamine.
Cody Barnett, 29, is a Hemet resident and the vehicle he was driving was determined to be stolen from the city of Murrieta. The suspect attempted to ram an assisting police vehicle. No injuries were sustained during the pursuit. Hemet Police provided assistance and Barnett was taken into custody at the 300 block of W Kimball Ave, Hemet, CA. He was arrested for a Post Release Community Supervision violation, reckless evading, assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, and possession of a stolen vehicle; no bail has ben set.
According to press release from Riverside County Regional Gang Task Force and Hemet / San Jacinto Gang Task Force Region 3.
Thanks to Trevor Montgomery from Riverside County News Source
PRCS PROBATIONER ARRESTED AFTER DANGEROUS HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT IN HEMET
John Strangis on scene with Ricardo Ruelas for Hemet Eye News and Miguel Shannon for Epicenter News.