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Lancaster COPS Deputies initiated a pursuit of a known Parolee At-Large near the intersection of Sierra Highway and Ave M in Palmdale.

Suspect Danny Reeder of Palmdale was the front passenger in a 2003 Ford Explorer during a traffic stop with two unidentified elderly occupants. Suspect Reeder made his way to the driver seat and drove off away from the Deputies, initiating a vehicle pursuit eastbound Ave M. Additional Lancaster Sheriff’s Units responded and later CHP patrol units, a CHP airship, and a LASD Airship engaged in the lengthy pursuit.

The suspect continued to evade arrest for more than an hour as he drove through stop signs, traffic lights and conducted numerous hazardous traffic violations through Lancaster and in mostly rural areas. Deputies successfully conducted a “spike strip” deployment in the far West Lancaster area near Ave D and 235th St West with contact of both driver side tires. CHP units later took over the pursuit and terminated the pursuit with a successful PIT maneuver on Ave D near 30th St West.

Suspect Reeder was uncooperative and displayed assaultive behavior towards law enforcement. He was tackled to the ground and handcuffed. He was transported to a local hospital for medical evaluation. He will be booked at the Lancaster Station Jail for Evading 2800.2(b) CVC with additional charges pending. Suspect Reeder also had a $1.16 million dollar warrant for his involvement in an Assault case in Palmdale which occurred on October 23, 2016. He failed to comply with his Parole requirements in August 2016.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Lancaster Station at (661) 948-8466. If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call “Crime Stoppers” by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), use your smartphone by downloading the “P3 MOBILE APP” on Google play or the App Store, or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.

Lancaster Sheriff’s Station polices the City of Lancaster, Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, and the unincorporated communities of Antelope Acres, Lake Los Angeles, and Quartz Hill in the Antelope Valley.

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4 Comments

  1. Linda says:

    Another one bites the dust! Kuddos to Lancaster Sheriffs Department and the Lancaster Highway Patrol for getting another bad guy off the streets. Glad everyone made it home after shift once again.

  2. Lee Jenkinson says:

    Some people just don’t deserve freedom

  3. Dan says:

    Congrats and thanks to LASD and CHP!!! This event could have ended up in the deaths of innocent civilian drivers or a deputy-involved shooting. ut all was avoided. Let’s hope Mrs. Reeder’s boy Danny doesn’t see the light of day for a very long time.

  4. Mama Bear says:

    Just curious–what happened to the “elderly couple” that were in the car at the first stop? The article doesn’t mention them again. Were they his parents? Did he carjack them and their car? Just curious.

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