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Saturday 05/29/2021 6:24 PM - Vehicle Pursuit

Contact: Sheriff Watch Commander
Phone: (805) 805-781-4550
Type of Incident: Vehicle Pursuit
Date and Time of Incident: 2:15 PM
Place of Occurrence: 16000 Block of Hwy 46 E
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: 19 year old Dylan Keanu Wilson of Merced who is described as a WMA 6'1" tall, approximately 180 lbs wearing a white shirt and khaki pants.
Details of News Release: On 05-29-21 at approximately 2:15 PM, the Sheriff's Office received an Agency Assist call from the California Highway Patrol. It was reported that a red Volkswagen coupe was driving recklessly east bound on Hwy 46 E., just east of Shandon. A Deputy Sheriff initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle a short time later. The subject identified as Wilson was uncooperative and confrontational with the Deputy. Wilson fled the scene in his vehicle and a short pursuit was initiated. The pursuit was terminated due to unsafe conditions. A short time later, while being followed by the CHP helicopter, Wilson crashed his vehicle and began to flee on foot. The suspect got back into his vehicle and began fleeing at a high rate of speed on Hwy 41 N. until he drove off of the road, through a fence and fled once again on foot. Sheriff Deputies, Sheriff K-9's, CHP air and ground units as well as Kern County Deputies assisted in the search. Hwy 41 between the Hwy 46/41 interchange and the summit at Hwy 41 N. was closed for a period of time due to the search. The suspect was not located or apprehended and does not represent a danger to the public at this time. His vehicle was towed from the scene and the charge of Felony fleeing with willful or wanton disregard for safety of persons or property will be filed with the District Attorney's Office. If anyone should encounter Wilson, please contact the Sheriff's Office at 805-781-4550.

Prepared By: jnichols
Released: Saturday 05/29/2021 6:24 PM