At about 7:07 pm Tuesday evening, a Turlock Police officer at the intersection of Countryside Drive and Retreat Drive on-viewed a dirt bike traveling northbound on Countryside Drive just ahead of him. The officer caught up with the dirt bike at West Monte Vista Avenue and attempted to make a traffic stop on it, when its rider, later identified as Eduardo Marin, 22, of Turlock, made a u-turn against a red light to go southbound on Countryside Drive and took off from the officer.
The officer chased Marin to an orchard near North Tegner Road and Fulkerth Road, where he lost him. A short while later, however, another officer in the area spotted Marin at Dianne Drive and Fulkerth Road. Marin then went through another orchard off of Polous Drive, before eventually getting off of his bike and dropping it.
Officers conducted a high risk stop and held Marin at gunpoint, ordering him to surrender. Marin complied and was taken into custody without further incident.
Marin was booked into the Stanislaus County Public Safety Center on charges of flight from a peace officer with disregard to public safety, as well as a separate misdemeanor warrant out for his arrest.
Speeds during the pursuit reached a high of about seventy miles per hour.