Photo: Steven Ariaz
Originally published as an Inyo County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post –
“BISHOP, CA, June 11, 2021 – On June 10 at approximately 7:50pm Inyo County Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the Bishop area on Steven Ariaz, a 37 year old Bishop man who has an active and confirmed no bail felony arrest warrant.
After Ariaz pulled over and the Deputy exited the patrol vehicle, Ariaz accelerated and a vehicle pursuit was initiated. The vehicle traveled in speeds in excess of 130 MPH throughout the Bishop area and 395 north of Bishop.
During the pursuit, Ariaz collided into one of the Sheriff’s patrol vehicles which disabled it. Ariaz continued to flee in his vehicle until he crashed and then fled on foot. It was later determined that Ariaz’s vehicle had four occupants, one of which was an unsecured infant on the lap of a passenger.
Steven Ariaz is still outstanding for the active and confirmed felony arrest warrant. Ariaz is considered to be armed and dangerous. If seen please call 911, do not attempt to contact him.”