Carjacking, high-speed chase ends in arrest

The victim speaks with deputies Monday evening after being carjacked at knifepoint. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

The victim speaks with deputies Monday evening after being carjacked at knife point. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

QUARTZ HILL – A 21-year-old man suspected of carjacking a woman and her young child at knife point was captured following a high speed pursuit Monday night, authorities said.

Dillon McCloud was arrested around 9:36 p.m. after deputies chased him through Bouquet Canyon all the way to Saugus. He was booked on charges of carjacking with a bail amount of $100,000.

The following is the press report from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station:

On Monday, February 11, 2013, at approximately 5:30 p.m., a women and her young child were carjacked at knife point while parked in the parking lot of the “AM/PM” on 60th Street West and Avenue L-8, in the city of Lancaster. The women and her child were able to get out of the vehicle safely before 21-year-old Palmdale resident, Dillon McCloud, took off with the victim’s 2005 Black Pontiac vehicle.

Approximately two hours later, with the help of the vehicle’s GPS tracker, deputies located McCloud and the stolen vehicle in the area of 50th Street West and Avenue K-12.

It was apparent McCloud knew the deputies had spotted him when he began to weave in and out of a nearby residential area and refused to stop the vehicle after deputies initiated a traffic stop. The deputies began to go in pursuit of McCloud and the stolen vehicle through the Quartz Hill area. Due to the fact McCloud failed to stop at several stop signs and was traveling at a high rate of speed, the LASD helicopter began to track the vehicle.

McCloud headed southbound over Godde Hill Road and continued southbound on Bouquet Canyon Road for approximately 20 miles. Preparing for McCloud’s arrival at the bottom of Bouquet Canyon Road and Vasquez Canyon Road, deputies placed a spike strip on the roadway.

Within minutes, the vehicle ran over the strip and instantly blew a tire. McCloud ran from the vehicle and was detained in the backyard of the 21000 block of Aliminos Drive, in the City of Saugus.

McCloud was transported to Palmdale Sheriff’s Station where he was booked on charges of carjacking with a bail amount of $100,000. McCloud is scheduled to be arraigned on February 13 at the Antelope Valley Court House.

  17 comments for “Carjacking, high-speed chase ends in arrest

  1. cesar
    March 26, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    I knew that kid.. if only he would of stayed sober… i guess he has to learn the hard way. By being raped by buhbuh

    • Candace
      June 16, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      Go to hell don’t u ever say that abou my brother he doesn’t deserve to get raped. It was te drugs not him

      • R
        June 16, 2013 at 4:36 pm

        Oh I’m sure the sheriffs also framed him. And I’m sure you will say you never saw this coming!

        • Candace
          June 16, 2013 at 4:39 pm

          They didn’t frame him alls I’m saying is that it was the drugs not him he doesn’t even remember what happened I know what he did was bad but you don’t have to say e deserves to get rapped for that he didn’t hurt anybody

          • Candace
            June 16, 2013 at 4:39 pm


  2. Lynn
    February 14, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Geeze, I get gas there all the time…or used to.

  3. Tim B.
    February 13, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Who writes these Sheriffs reports and releases them to the public?

    There is no “City of Saugus”! It’s the City of Santa Clarita.

    • February 13, 2013 at 11:20 am

      @ Tim B. Maybe that person lived there once…I was born in New Hall and there was a Saugus…way back then:) Even now, when the family talks about the “old days” you know…remember when?? We still say Saugus.
      Old habits are hard to break!!FUNNY :)

      • Lynn
        February 14, 2013 at 4:24 pm

        If you were actually born in Newhall, you’d know is isn’t spelled New Hall. LOL!

  4. JM
    February 12, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Great job to the Sheriffs Dept for getting this guy off the streets!!

    • Candace
      June 16, 2013 at 4:14 pm

      He wouldn’t have hurt anyone I know my brother it was the drugs

  5. QHR
    February 12, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Hate that this started in QH. However, kudos to the Sheriff to find this thug and lock him up.

    • The Anti-REX
      February 12, 2013 at 9:48 pm

      QH will be making the news much more often when the Walmart is built.

      • Kel
        February 12, 2013 at 10:21 pm

        That remains to be seen what the new walmart will bring. But right now criminals in QH carjacking. So I don’t know why everyone tries to pretend QH is some utopia with no criminal element. Psshhhh… please!

      • Scott
        February 13, 2013 at 6:36 am

        What makes you think the undesirables will come all the way out west? The other three wal-marts are a lot closer to where some of those people live.

        • Beervana
          February 13, 2013 at 10:12 am

          Look around Scott, they already live there… There are “undesirables” in every neighborhood. Your “undesirable” might be your neighbors “desireable”.

          As far as waiting to see what the new Walmart will bring, drive around the neighborhoods that currently have Walmarts in them. Lots of vacant houses, abandoned shopping carts, merchandise packages and trash. That’s not even to mention the people walking around the neighborhood that don’t live there. Looking for a place to hide when they steal from Walmart and get chased into the neighborhood by police cars and the helicopter.

          • fed up!
            February 13, 2013 at 11:07 am

            Don’t forget our beloved Eye in the Sky!

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