Suspect Wanted In Wrong-Way Pursuit That Killed Motorcyclist

RIVERSIDE (CBS) — The public’s help was sought Thursday to identify a pursuit suspect who killed a Riverside motorcyclist while fleeing police on the wrong side of the freeway.

Mark Brian Offeney, 57, died Jan. 22 when the driver of a stolen pickup truck slammed into him while going southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 215 in San Bernardino.

The chase began when San Bernardino police tried to stop the man at the wheel of a stolen Ford F-150 on westbound state Route 210, near Del Rosa Avenue, just after noon that day. The suspect fled, leading officers onto state Route 259 before exiting the freeway on Highland Avenue, CHP Officer Hope Maxson said.

The high-speed chase continued onto several city streets, then the suspect turned onto the I-215 northbound the wrong way, traveling southbound in the northbound lanes, she said. San Bernardino police officers stopped chasing the suspect for safety reasons and lost sight of the pickup.

The suspect drove the truck into the fast-lane, head-on into traffic. Several motorists narrowly avoided a collision, but Offney didn’t see the truck in time and was able to maneuver his 2007 Honda motorcycle out of the way and crashed into the truck head-on, according to the CHP.

The suspect’s truck was still drivable after the crash, and he disappeared off the interstate.

Offeney was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities searched for the suspect by foot, vehicle and aircraft, but he was not found. He was described as white or Hispanic and possibly bald.

Anyone with information about the suspect can call the CHP San Bernardino office at (909) 382-4247.

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  1. Ed Rooney says:

    Well, seriously, it was a motorcyclist…so what?
    Too many of those nimrods on the street anyway.

    Got a problem with my post? Call 555-EFFU

    1. William says:

      You obviously have nothing better to do than to elevate yourself by lowering others. But it is you who is low and ingorant. You proabably felt pretty clever after typing your little message here and the phone number to nowhere. You cannot be held responsible for your ingorance or this foolish posting. You are only clever in your head, no one elses. Good luck to you. You will need it because intelligence is not on your side.

      1. Juan de la cruz says:

        I’ll bet you you’re one of them huh ?

      2. David Huffman says:

        Thank You Juan, the very same question in everyones mind right now.

      3. Ed Rooney says:

        Thanks for the tip. And yeah, I do have intelligence, certainly more than you as you are not even bright enough to pick up on the sarcasm and wit that flows through my post.
        The number is real- try it.
        Have fun with your loser life, son. And next time make sure my fries are fresh boy.

  2. ILLEGALS says:

    No police helicopters overhead to follow the suspect? Why? Since they had sufficient time to get one ahead if it went through several hwy and surface streets.

    The Police Dept involved in this chase has some explaining to do.

  3. DOWNTIME 1577 says:

    ‘dont bless america’…..good job the government does allow these people here, or you would be gone.

  4. Juana says:

    It’s too late they are all already here…. tsk … tsk… just bear it and grin it… nothing anyone can do with all these nonsense.

    1. David Huffman says:

      Grin and bear this Jauna,Real AMERICANS are coming for you and anyone like you,they’re called INS,ICE,and Minutemen.So don’t fool yourself or others thinking there’s nothing we can do,there are those patriotic Americans that will do what our government fails to do!!!! SPREAD THE NEWS AND SPREAD IT FAST,YOUR PEOPLE’S DAYS OF COMING HERE AND TAKING ADVANTAGE ARE COMING TO AN ABRUPT END VERY SOON.

      1. la82 says:

        LMAO! Funny how people seem to grow a pair when hiding behind compute screens. How exactly do you plan on terrorizing these people you speak of? Because, realize it or not, you are no different than a terrorist. Harassing, threatening… We’ll start calling you Al-Qaeda Huffman, the American Patriot.

  5. Sean says:

    ILLEGALS, How sick or obsessed/infatuated with Illegals are you that you choose this as your name EVERY SINGLE TIME? You should seek mental help.

    P.S. Other News have said that the culprit was a White Trash crackhead.

  6. the wolf says:

    Well folks there are American Citizens are out here, just waiting to deport all you ILLEGALS asap! So think, just because you are here taking advantage of our system, you think It’s ok. However It is NOT. The minuteman, and the citizens who are against, this invastion will soon come to an end. It is getting tougher, for illegals. Time is on the American side. As far as this heartless coward, who hurt this man on the road. My prayers are with the family. I know they are suffering right now.Why wasn’t a helicopter on the scene? and also why isn’t a huge manhunt going on NOW! I tell you this, the cops who were chasing this manic were keystone cops. All the police dept. should put down the donut, and start doing a huge manhunt. with all local police involved!

  7. Greg says:

    This sounds like “ILLEGALS”. Nice, make more screen names to back yourself up. The “illegals” have been here since before the “Non Illegals”. The borders crossed them. NOTHING Can be done about the real Americans being here. If you don’t like it, build yourself a canoe, and row your boat back to your 3rd world European, Asian, African Country.

  8. Chuck Sheen says:

    I like to watch little girls go pee.

  9. ARIZONA PREACHER says:

    this the first i heard of someone getting away from the CHP,LAPD, HELICOPTERS AND ESPECIALLY KCAL9 NEWS. ETC. and the suspect is possible white or hispanic. I GUESS WE BLACK IS THE ONLY ONES WITH RESPECT FOR OTHER? i do have a clue what race he could be?? IF HE WAS HISPANIC…HE WOULD IMMEDIATLY HAVE HEADED SOUTH FOR THE BORDER. IF HE WAS BLACK..HE WOULD HAVE HEADED SOUTH””’ TO SOUTH L.A. IF HE IS WHITE…ALL POINT BULLITEN.

  10. AMP says:

    Funny how all the uneducated folk always turn everything into an immigrant bashing forum as if (US) caucasians are so innocent of everything. It’s even funnier how all Latins are always Mexican. This story is simply about a criminal who eluded police and killed an innocent biker, nothing more and nothing less. Every group has their good and bad. As for “America” at least get educated, this country’s name is The United States (of America), America includes the entire American continents (north and south) from Chile all the way up to north Canada. Also, remember the white man is who came from across the pond getting away from your miserable Europe after you wouldn’t stick around there and try and change things out of fear and or laziness, and came over to rob the Americas from it’s native inhabitants. So if you’re going to talk about who’s here legally or illegally at least be informed as to how and why your forefathers came over from Europe, because they certainly weren’t invited over here if that’s what you think. And every time you keep pecking away with your little unfounded comments you’ll remember why you sit there hiding behind your little keyboard and how that’s the only way you feel like you have a pair.

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