Former Glendora Resident Arrested Tuesday After Monrovia Police Pursuit

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A man led Monrovia Police and CHP officers on a high speed pursuit Tuesday and was eventually taken into custody in Ontario.

The pursuit, which stemmed from a report of a suspicious truck seen driving in a Monrovia neighborhood, weaved in and out of freeway traffic at high speed  into Fontana, eventually terminating near Ontario Airport and the Interstate 10 freeway where the driver and his passenger were apprehended.

The suspect, Glenn Wilson Fasick, 33, fled from police after being reported as a suspicious person driving up and down the 100 block of North Mountain Avenue just before 1 p.m., said Sgt. Tom Loy of Monrovia Police.

Responding officers located Fasick and a passenger in his white Ford F-250 truck driving south on Mountain from Foothill Boulevard, attempted to pull him over and the pursuit began, Loy said.

Fasick fled police through surface streets, then entered the eastbound Interstate 210 freeway in Monrovia. Fasick at times drove in excess of 100 miles per hour, weaving in and out of freeway traffic. Monrovia officers cancelled the pursuit and allowed a helicopter to track follow the truck.

“It was pretty erratic, that’s why we stopped it. We discontinued the pursuit and the helicopter took it over,” Loy said. “It was no longer our case after that.”

Authorities learned the truck was registered to a Glendora address.

Glendora officers were notified of the pursuit and went to the house the truck was registered to, said Lt. Matt Williams of Glendora Police. Fasick never showed up.

Fasick, now a San Dimas resident, was previously arrested by Glendora Police in August of 2015, booked on suspicion of DUI and leading police on two pursuits in one day.

At 1:14 p.m., California Highway Patrol officers from Rancho Cucamonga took over pursuing Fasick who continued to drive 90 to 100 miles per hour in a reckless manner, according to a press release provided by Sgt. Ronald Burch of the CHP.

Around 1:48 p.m. Fasick exited the 210 freeway at Beech Avenue in Fontana, when a CHP officer attempted a PIT maneuver, which failed. Fasick then reentered the 210 freeway and headed westbound.

The pursuit continued south on the 57 freeway and then transitioned to the eastbound Interstate 10 freeway.

With CHP officers from Rancho Cucamonga behind, Fasick exited the eastbound 10 at Archibald Avenue. Fasick stopped on Gausti Road and he and his passenger were taken into custody, the CHP said.

Fasick was booked at the West Valley Detention Center for felony evading and is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail. His passenger, a Monrovia resident, was released without charges, the CHP said.

Fasick is scheduled to appear at Rancho Superior Court April 21, according to San Bernardino County booking records.