FONTANA — A Riverside man was arrested late Tuesday after leading police on a car chase that began in Costa Mesa and ended after more than 100 miles when the suspect ran out of gas, authorities said.
Gary William Bogdanoff, 43, was arrested on suspicion of grand theft auto, possession of stolen property and failure to yield after the nearly two-hour chase, which reached speeds of 85 m.p.h., the California Highway Patrol reported.
"We just keep with them until they run out of gas--unless it becomes a hazard," said Sgt. Tom Joy of the CHP office in Ontario, whose officers joined the late-night pursuit shortly after it crossed into San Bernardino County.
The chase began about 9:15 p.m. along Newport Boulevard in Costa Mesa after Officer Floyd Waldron checked the registration of a 1980 Toyota and found it was reported stolen in Riverside on May 18, said Costa Mesa Police Lt. Sam Cordeiro.