After a short pursuit, Highland deputies arrested Alejandro Avendano, 39, of Long Beach after he crashed a truck reported stolen into a wall at Weaver Avenue and Greenspot Road on Saturday morning, May 16.

After the crash, Avendano was arrested for several crimes relating to calls from several residents including attempted burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, making criminal threats, felony evading and possession of stolen property.

According to a sheriff’s department press release, at 8:51 a.m. deputies received a call of a suspect driving a green Chevrolet truck that almost collided into a vehicle in the area of Base Line and Church Street. As deputies responded to the location, other calls were received regarding a naked subject who was trying to break into a residence but left in a green Chevrolet truck. Another citizen called to report a subject who was running around naked in their backyard.

As other service calls were reported, deputies located the green Chevrolet truck and the male driver, identified Alejandro Avendano, in the area of Base Line and Church Street. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle and a vehicle pursuit ensued. Avendano collided into the northeast wall at Weaver Avenue and Greenspot Road. Avendano resisted but was eventually detained by deputies. The vehicle Avendano was driving was found to be stolen from the city of Lakewood.

After an investigation, Avendano was booked at West Valley Detention Center for assault with a deadly weapon, attempt burglary, criminal threats, possession of stolen property and felony evading.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Highland Police Department (909) 425-9793. Callers wishing to remain anonymous are urged to call the We-Tip Hotline at 1 (800) 78-CRIME (27463), or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at

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