Case # 15WF0871
Date: April 29, 2015
MAN CHARGED WITH DRIVING STOLEN VEHICLE AND SPEEDING AT OFFICERS ON FOOT NEARLY HITTING THEM
WESTMINSTER – A man was charged yesterday for driving a stolen vehicle and speeding at officers on foot and nearly hitting them in order to get away. Adrian Coates, 18, Huntington Beach, is charged with one felony count of unlawful taking of a vehicle and one felony count of aggravated assault on a peace officer. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of five years and eight months in state prison. He is being held on $50,000 bail and was arraigned yesterday April 28, 2015. He is scheduled for pre-trial on May 6, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in Department W-12, West Justice Center, Westminster.
At approximately 2:50 a.m. on April 26, 2015, Coates is accused of driving in a stolen vehicle when a Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) officer attempted to pull him over. The defendant is accused of failing to stop for the officer and driving into a cul-de-sac in a residential area. As HBPD officers prepared to block in the defendant, Coates is accused of driving toward officers, nearly hitting them, and driving away from the scene. An HBPD officer shot several times at Coate’s vehicle. None of the shots hit the defendant. HBPD officers were able to locate and arrest Coates.
The investigation in this case is ongoing. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Brett Brian of the special Prosecutions Unit is prosecuting this case.