Albert Charles Strong, 32, of Pomona was arrested after the Wednesday chase that started in Ontario and ended in Pomona, police said.
Strong was arrested on suspicion of felony evading and possession of a stolen vehicle.
"Given the size of the vehicle and that it's a big rig, driving at that speed on surface streets definitely is dangerous," Ontario police Sgt. David McBride said.
Ontario police officers received a call at 8:18 p.m. from a motorist who spotted a stolen semi with no trailer attached heading north on Archibald Avenue.
McBride said the caller knows the owner of the rig and recognized the Freightliner. The semi had been stolen Dec. 31 in Ontario.
Police officers caught up to the semi near the corner of Mission Boulevard and Grove Avenue but it sped away.
The semi was driven west on surface streets before stopping at Towne Avenue and Philadelphia Street in Pomona.
Strong then jumped out of the tractor and fled, according to police.
Ontario and Pomona police officers and San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies surrounded the neighborhood.
After searching homes for nearly an hour, police officers found Strong in a motorhome in the 2700 block of Dickerman Place, near his residence.
A Pomona police dog bit the man before he was taken into custody.
"It looks like it was relatively minor injuries," McBride said.
Strong was taken to a hospital for treatment. He was later booked into West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga.
Reach Melissa via email or call her at 909-386-3878.
Get the latest crime and public safety news on Twitter @IECrime.