On 08-27-14 Gang Task Force Officers observed a subject known to them as having warrants south on Taft Blvd Driving a 2006 White Chevrolet HHR. Officers initiated a traffic stop near Taft and Merrimac. The white HHR started to pull over then sped off at a high rate of speed turning West onto Merrimac. The HHR attempted to turn northbound onto the 2500 blk of Elmwood North and lost control. The driver, Robert Sanchez W/M 08-17-1986, was unable to make the turn crashing into the front yard of a vacant residence. Sanchez was taken into custody for the warrants, and Felony evading arrest.
During a search of the HHR officers located a stolen .40 Cal Pistol with a loaded magazine inserted and a loaded magazine in the center console. An undetermined amount of Crystal Methamphetamine was located all about the inside of the vehicle during the search. A follow-up will be provided when that amount is determined. The HHR was seized and transported to a controlled facility to collect the Crystal Methamphetamine.
Sanchez was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Manufacture/Delivery of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), Evading Arrest in Vehicle (Felony) and Theft of a Firearm.