High Speed Chase Suspect Arrested
PALM SPRINGS - Palm Springs Police have arrested a man after a high speed chase.
On Monday, January 30th, 2012, at approximately 11:34 AM, the Palm Springs Police Department
located an reported stolen vehicle in the area of South Farrell Drive and East Tahquitz Canyon Way.
PSPD personnel in an unmarked police vehicle located the vehicle, which was occupied by a driver
and two passengers.
The stolen vehicle began driving away from the area after seeing PSPD personnel in the unmarked police vehicle. A police pursuit involving marked police units began on South Farrell Drive, continuing across East Palm Canyon Drive, to the intersection of South Barona Road and East Anza Trail.
The stolen vehicle ran off of the roadway at the intersection and collided with a garden wall. The male driver, later identified as Jacob Walker, fled from the vehicle on foot. A search of the area was conducted by police personnel. Walker was located hiding inside of a nearby residence after he had gained entry through an unlocked door. He had set off the alarm system to the home when he made entry. He was taken into custody after police ordered him out of the residence. A male passenger also fled from the vehicle and he was not located. A female passenger was located in the stolen vehicle. She was detained without incident and was later released.
The vehicle pursuit lasted approximately two minutes and nobody was injured during the pursuit. The vehicle, which was recovered by PSPD, was reported stolen to Las Vegas, Nevada authorities on 1-24-12.
Walker was arrested for several felonies including: possession of stolen property, vehicle theft, and
felony evading. Walker also had a felony no bail warrant for vehicle theft from San Diego County. He
was also arrested for misdemeanor trespassing and misdemeanor resisting/ delaying police officers in their duties. He was later transported to the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning, California.
Jacob Walker, Rancho Mirage, 28 years old.