Coronado Officer Hurt After Chase That Reaches Speeds of 110 MPH

Officer is treated and released after pursuit that ended off state Route 54. One man was taken into custody.

A Coronado police officer received minor injuries early Monday in a high-speed chase from Glorietta Boulevard to state Route 54 as he pursued a man suspected of driving a stolen vehicle.

The officer spotted the man, Desmond Moses, in the 800 block of Glorietta shortly before 2 a.m., said police spokeswoman Lea Corbin. The officer ran the plates on the black Honda Civic Moses was driving and records showed it had been stolen.

Moses did not stop, Corbin said, leading the officer on a chase to southbound Interstate 5 that at times reached speeds of 110 mph. The driver then attempted to go eastbound on Route 54, only to crash and exit the Honda.

The officer swerved into a railing to avoid hitting the Honda and Moses, who Corbin said immediately attempted to flee on foot across the highway.

A Chula Vista police canine unit found Moses hiding in the bushes beneath the freeway at about 2:30 a.m. National City police, a San Diego police helicopter and the California Highway Patrol aided Coronado police in the search.

The officer was taken to UCSD Medical Center, treated and released.

Moses, 35, is charged with vehicle theft, evading officers and receiving stolen property. The suspect also had an outstanding warrant for a previous vehicle theft, Corbin said.

He is expected in court Wednesday for an arraignment.

Mickey Mouse January 08, 2013 at 01:16 AM
Are you serious? Some Coronado PD "Barney Fife" is bored out of his mind decides to run the plates and next thing you know its a 110 Mph CHASE over the bridge and down the 5 and across the 54 because somebody stole a roached out old honda civic? RIDICULOUS !!! Necessarily endangering the public because of felony boredom....Bad cop, no donut!
Wayne Strickland January 08, 2013 at 04:32 PM
Please ban the "Mickey Mouse". CPD helps Coronado & never is truly safe from dangers.
Margot January 08, 2013 at 06:02 PM
Oh man...a cop doing his job?? Shame, shame. You might not feel the same when your roached out hooptie gets stolen.
Mickey Mouse January 08, 2013 at 06:20 PM
Youre right wayne.....Those killer stolen honda civics present a terrible danger to people. I'll bet your one of those "senior volunteer's" that cruise around in old police cars with the little old lady sitting next to you, giving everyone the stink eye and issuing a few meaningless parking tickets while trying to fulfill your childhood fantasy of being a "Crime Fighter" but ended up safely selling insurance instead. Ya know, you'd be better off wearing your halloween spider man costume instead, its just as ridiculous looking and it pays the same
Mickey Mouse January 08, 2013 at 06:26 PM
No Margot, you miss the point.....Let me spell it out for your small mind; I have insurance, so it takes the need of immediate recovery away so "Barney Fife" doesnt have to risk peoples lives barreling down the freeway and over the bridge in a deadly "hot pursuit" of a stolen junker.... How would feel if he smashed into a family in a mini van doing 110 mph?... Do you REALLY think it would be worth it? You cant be serious....Like I said, the youngster was bored and wanted to spice up his patrol shift by endangering other peoples lives for a cheap personal thrill.... He's bored with the "One-Adam-12, be advised there is a Barking Dog in Progress" calls he usually gets.


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