A 21-year-old man is in custody Friday afternoon after stealing a Sunline Transit bus in Desert Hot Springs, leading police on a pursuit and crashing in Thousand Palms.
It began in the area of West Dr. and Pierson Blvd. around 12:30 p.m.
The suspect was heading south toward Two Bunch Palms Trail, cut through a parking lot and jumped onto Palm Drive headed south.
The driver crashed into several street signs before the pursuit ended in a field at Varner and Bob Hope.
No one was on the bus at the time of the incident and no injuries have been reported.
The investigation is ongoing.