On February 14th, at approximately 12:37 , officer Lupian located a Stolen 2006 Chevy Tahoe at West 13th and ‘R’ Street in the City of Merced. Officer Lupian attempted to stop the vehicle on the Southbound Highway 99 on ramp and a pursuit ensued. The driver, later identified as Melvin Milton Jenner (10-22-81) continued southbound on Highway 99 at speeds exceeding 100 MPH. The driver drove onto the shoulder of Highway 99 on several occasions attempting to avoid capture.

Upon approaching Road 15 in Chowchilla, The California Highway Patrol successfully deployed spike strips hitting the passenger side tires of the stolen vehicle. The pursuit was turned over to the California Highway Patrol in Chowchilla. CHP completed a successful PIT maneuver on the stolen vehicle causing it to come to a stop. The driver exited the SUV and submitted to arrest.

Melvin Milton Jenner was arrested and booked for evading, stolen property and probation violation.

Merced Police are asking anyone with any information regarding this crime to contact Officer Shaw at (209) 385-6905.