Crash ends Los Banos pursuit; one arrested

A high-speed chase ended Monday outside of Los Banos with one man in custody after he crashed his vehicle into a dry canal, the Merced County Sheriff’s Department reported.

Eliazar Robles, age unavailable, was wanted on a felony warrant for methamphetamine possession, Deputy Delray Shelton said.

Detective Roberto Torres spotted a suspicious vehicle near Rodoni Dairy Farms on Highway 165 in Los Banos, Shelton said.

Deputies tried to stop the vehicle, but it sped off, Shelton said.

A short time later, the vehicle crashed into the dry canal. It was not immediately clear whether Robles was injured, but, according to the California Highway Patrol website, at least one person suffered unspecified major injuries in the crash. The Sheriff’s Department reported nobody was injured.