On Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 at 2248 hours, Deputy Gerry Maul was on patrol in Shasta County, when he noticed a red Hyundai on S/R 273 and Westwood Ave. A records check of the license plate on the vehicle revealed it was a reported stolen vehicle. The driver, who was later identified as Timothy Gene Imel, turned into the Circle K to avoid Deputy Maul. Deputy Maul followed the vehicle. Imel seeing Maul following him, fled in the vehicle back onto south bound S/R 273.
Deputy Maul activated his emergency lights and siren. During the approximate 7 mile pursuit, Imel continued to flee at speeds between 90 and 100 mph. There was little to no traffic on the road in the pursuit path. Imel failed to stop at the red light in front of Win River Casino. He continued south on Canyon Rd. Imel continued to accelerate away from Deputy Maul and failed to stop at stop signs. Imel continued south on Happy Valley Rd. from Canyon Rd.
A spike strip was deployed at Happy Valley Rd and Palm Ave. Both right tires of the vehicle ran over the spike strip and were deflated. Imel continued to drive on the damaged tires at approximately 100 mph. Imel turned onto Poco Lane in Happy Valley, which is a short dead end street.
Imel exited the vehicle and did not comply with verbal orders from Deputies at the scene. Imel then fled on foot. Sheriff’s Office K-9 Larus was deployed. Larus apprehended Imel approximately 100 yards away from the vehicle. Imel was taken into custody after refusing to comply with deputies’ orders. Munsterman was taken into custody without incident.
Methamphetamine and approximately 30 pounds of marijuana was found in the vehicle.
Imel was seen at the location by medical personnel and was then transported to SRMC for treatment and medical clearance. Imel was later booked at the Shasta County Jail, for felony evading, possession of drugs, stolen property and other above listed charges. Munsterman was transported and booked into the Shasta County Jail on his eight outstanding warrants.
The Anderson Police Department and the California Highway Patrol Helicopter assisted with the pursuit.
– Press Release