A man was charged with attempted murder on a police officer after his car rammed into a police car on the Route 60 Freeway in Ontario on June 12, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
No officers were injured in the collision, but the suspect driver and his female passenger were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The incident began at 1:19 p.m., when Ontario Police Department officers responded to a call of a residential burglary in the 2700 block of South Homes Avenue.
As officers arrived in the area, they located a red convertible sedan fleeing the vicinity. The suspect failed to stop for the police and led officers on a pursuit in which he endangered motorists by driving westbound on the freeway in the eastbound lanes. Officers did not pursue the suspect on the wrong side of the freeway.
As the suspect vehicle neared the eastbound Vineyard Avenue off-ramp, an Ontario Police car was parked on the shoulder of the freeway with the officer in the vehicle. The suspect rammed his sedan into the police car, disabling the police vehicle.
The suspect driver ran from the sedan and was taken into custody a short time later. A female passenger in the suspect vehicle was also taken into custody.
The driver was later identified as Gino John from Rancho Cucamonga and was being charged with attempted murder on a police officer and felony evading. The female passenger was identified as Jailene Caceres from Texas and was charged with resisting arrest.
Both suspects were later transported to West Valley Detention Center for booking.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the Ontario Police Department at 909-986-6711.
Information can also be reported anonymously by calling We-TIP at (800) 78-CRIME or online at www.wetip.com.