A parolee wanted on suspicion of a vandalism charge was arrested after leading law enforcement personnel in a pursuit that ended near Highway 14 Saturday afternoon.
What began as an attempt by Santa Clarita sheriff’s deputies to contact 24-year-old Kyle Goldman, of Acton, became a high-speed pursuit on the northbound lanes of Highway 14, according to Lt. Joshua Bardon of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station, the listed arresting agency for the incident.
“Looks like Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station had a vandalism call, and he was the suspect of that,” said Bardon. “Looks like a helicopter picked him up (on SR 14), and (California Highway Patrol) then got involved.”
The suspect then allegedly drove heading north in the southbound lanes of Highway 14, striking a CHP vehicle with an officer inside in a head-on collision, but the suspect continued to drive, according to Bardon.
Los Angeles County Fire Department officials said they had not transported anyone due to the collision.
“A (CHP officer) had called out that they had been involved in a head-on collision, but that didn’t stop our pursuit,” said Officer Stephen Brandt, of the CHP Traffic Control office.
The suspect then departed the freeway near Sierra Highway, continuing north as deputies with the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station were asked to get involved.
“He went across two different sheriff’s stations and CHP,” said Bardon. “Once we got involved we tried to use a pursuit-intervention method — spike strips — but it appears he veered around them… and toward the deputies holding them.”
After narrowly missing the deputies and spike strips, he then allegedly caused a solo collision and fled on foot from the scene, deputies reported. Deputies near the intersection of Avenue S and Sierra Highway were able to catch up with him, and he continued to resist arrest until they eventually took him into custody, Bardon said.
He was later transported to the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station and booked at 5:26 p.m. Saturday. He held on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, felony resisting arrest, parole violation and vandalism, according to Bardon.
Bail for the 24-year-old, who remained in custody Monday at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility downtown Los Angeles, was set at $1 million. He is scheduled to appear Wednesday in the Michael Antonovich Antelope Valley Courthouse in Lancaster.